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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested After Striking Man with Metal Pipe

Seattle Police responded to a report of a man who was struck in the head then robbed of his cell phone Monday morning near Chinatown International District.  

Officers arrived shortly after 08:00 a.m. and found a man with a non-life-threatening injury to his head. The 35-year-old male victim was walking in the 800 block of Maynard Avenue South, when an unknown man approached him from behind and struck his head with a large metal pipe. Seattle Fire Department responded and provided medical care at the scene. 

The assault caused the victim to fall to the ground and drop his cell phone he was holding in his hand. The 41-year-old male suspect grabbed the phone and followed the victim as he ran away from him.  

Employees at a nearby business helped the victim call 911 and maintained visual of the suspect, who was pacing in the area before seen leaving eastbound on South Plummer Street.  

Another business in the area was able to provide information about the suspect’s path and confirmation of the suspect’s description when leaving the scene of the incident.  

Police searched the area for the suspect and located a man in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue South, who matched the description provided by the victim and businesses in the area.  

The male suspect was arrested for robbery and later booked into King County Jail without incident. During the search incident to arrest, the victim’s cell phone was found in the suspect’s pocket.