Police streamed into the area around 25th Ave East and East John Monday morning after a man reported being held up at gunpoint by a man wearing a black ski mask.
The 911 call came in just after 7 AM Monday morning. The victim reported that he had been robbed of his backpack by a masked man carrying a long barrel type gun that police believed might have been an air gun, according to East Precinct radio transmissions. The victim described his attacker as a black male wearing a black, white and red hoodie, black pants and a black ski mask at the time of the hold-up.
This morning’s robbery happened a few blocks from a home robbery CapitolHillSeattle.com reported two weeks ago in which a man was robbed at gunpoint after two men who were breaking into his home found him inside. We are not aware of any arrests related to the October 7 incident.