Crime Roundup: Robbery spree suspects arrested, cab driver picks up awful fare

Here’s a look at some of the past month’s crime incidents in the neighborhood. Information is from Seattle Police reports.

Robbery spree suspect arrested, 9:50 p.m. April 18

One of two men suspected of robbing two people in the area April 18 was arrested in the U District, according to the police report.

One robbery occurred near 24th and Olive Street around 9:50 p.m. While police were talking to the victim, they received a call of another possibly-related robbery at 22nd and E Thomas Street. Then, while searching the area, they received word that the suspects were being detained near 43rd and Roosevelt in the U District.

The first victim positively identified one of the suspects, and he was arrested. More details from the police report:

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Juvenile arrested for robbing kids near Judkins Park, May 1

A juvenile was arrested May 1 after allegedly robbing at least two other youth at knifepoint in Judkins Park in late April.

One victims told police the suspect approached him near the new skate park around 6 p.m. April 25 and stated, “give me that scooter, do you want to get stabbed?” He then allegedly pulled a knife and swiped at him. After a brief struggle, the victim was able to get away.

At least one other youth reported being robbed and threatened by the suspect in late April, also at knifepoint.

Police arrested the youth at his home and took him to the East Precinct, then the Youth Services Center.

Woman robbed of Bed Bath & Beyond gift card, 11:15 a.m. April 29

A woman waiting for a bus at 31st and Jackson was robbed at knifepoint. The robber made off with a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card, a VISA gift card and an expired medical card. Details:

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Cab driver assaulted by vomiting drunk fare, 1:40 a.m. May 3

A seemingly very drunk man assaulted a cab driver on Hiawatha Place. When police came to arrest him, he said he attacked the driver because he was “the worst cab driver in the city.” The police report, however, indicates that he may have been the worst fare in the city:

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One thought on “Crime Roundup: Robbery spree suspects arrested, cab driver picks up awful fare

  1. Is that normal for dispatch to not even try to send an officer out? You can demand a supervisor show up. Especially at 11:30 a.m. they have no excuse not to show up to a felony strong arm robbery.