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Man Carjacked and Kidnapped in Yesler Terrace

Seattle Police responded to a report of a man’s car being stolen in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood Saturday morning*.  

At about 11:30 a.m., officers arrived in the 900 block of East Yesler Way and contacted a man with a cut on his head. Seattle Fire Department personnel responded and provided medical care. 

The 24-year-old male victim reported his car had been stolen by two unknown men with guns. He was held at gunpoint when his car, iPhones, cash and car keys were taken. The male suspects then seated the victim in the backseat of their car, a red Toyota Corolla, as they drove off to an unknown location.   

When the suspect car stopped, the victim escaped from the car but not before being hit in the head with a gun by the suspect in the backseat with him. The suspects drove off in an unknown direction.  

Police later located the victim’s car and impounded it for further processing.  

Robbery Detectives will be leading the ongoing investigation.  

If anyone has information about this case, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. 

*Updated for clarification 02/19/23 at 05:00 p.m.