A passenger in a car pulled a gun on the driver while they were stopped at the 23rd and Cherry gas station in the early morning of February 25. He then stole the car and drove away, according to the police.
Police tracked the car to a house near 25th and Pike, where the gun was also recovered. However, the driver refused to help identify the suspect.
On February 25th, just past midnight, two males inside a gold 2001 Chevy Impala had just picked up a third male. The driver then stopped at a gas station at 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street where the passenger male went inside the store. The third male then produced a revolver and ordered the driver out of the car, then drove away.
At about 1:30 am, the stolen Chevy Impala was located. A K9 team responded to the scene and was able to track to a residence in the 1500 Block of 25th Avenue, where a revolver was recovered from under the porch. After placing calls inside the residence, the occupants came out to be identified. The passenger witness was unable to positively identify any of the occupants of the house as the suspect, and the driver/victim refused to participate in the identification.
Also in the area, a man was robbed while exiting his car near 12th and King February 24:
On February 24th at approximately 1:14 p.m the male victim was exiting his parked vehicle in a private lot in the 1200 block of South King Street. An adult male suspect approached and pushed him back into his car. The suspect then attempted to rip the Rolex watch and gold bracelet from the victim’s arm. The victim was able to push the suspect away.
The suspect then produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. An unknown bystander walked by and the suspect pointed the gun at him as well, then fled on foot. The suspect was last seen southbound on 10th Avenue South from South Weller Street.
Responding officers conducted an area check however, the suspect remains at large. The victim sustained minor scratches to his arm but was able to retain his property.
The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years of age, 5’6” tall with a thin build and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.