Man loses backpack to armed teens near Lavizzo Park

A man told police he was robbed by two teens who “displayed a gun” as they stole his backpack near the 2200 block of South Main Tuesday night. SPD responded to the scene around 6:30 PM on November 9 and searched for the two black male teenagers, one wearing a red jacket the other a blue and grey jacket, the victim told police had robbed him. It was not clear what kind of weapon the teens were carrying.

The Tuesday night hold-up is one a string of four robbery reports near Jackson this week, three of them reportedly involving weapons. While the activity is on the edge of the range CDN typically covers, we are working to gather more information given the number of incidents and the South Main hold-up. In one of the other Jackson area attempted hold-ups in an International District restaurant bathroom, a weapon was not seen and the suspect gave up and walked away when his hold-up target wouldn’t give him any money. We’ll update when we know more about the other three incidents including the two where weapons were reportedly involved. The most recent incident, a strong arm robbery reported in the 2400 block of South Jackson Thursday night, does not appear to have involved a weapon.

Meanwhile, in further gun-related crime activity on the edges of the CD, police and K-9 units fanned out across Yesler Terrace, also Thursday night, searching for a man that reportedly shot at another man around 9:30 PM. An extensive search didn’t turn up the suspect and no other witnesses but the reporting victim said they heard any shots.

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  1. Don’t sugar coat it. I used to live in Leschi and I loved it. Didn’t want to subject my children to the risks of traveling between our home and Washington Middle School or Garfield High. Sad. Frustrating. Its hard to be an idealist when reality keeps posing a threat to my family. The murder of officer B. and the whole Maurice Clemmons fiasco were the final insults. Couldn’t take it any more. I live in a place where people just don’t do this crap, and I have got to say I love it.