During his Tuesday “tweetalong” (explained here), SPD Southwest Precinct Officer Scott Luckie tweeted about helping search for two people who “robbed somebody at gunpoint.” Tonight we have more information on the robbery – from the victim, who says it happened in his own neighborhood:
I was walking up Croft Place from Delridge [map] and Juneau when two younger Americans of African descent started following me up the hill. As I got towards the top of the hill and was in that patch where the streetlights are sparse by the small children’s play area, they approached and politely asked if they could use my phone to call their parents. I handed over my phone, an HTC 4g 3D that was in a black Otter case but the phone itself is red with a two lens camera. He acted like he was dialing home and stepped a couple steps away. That is when he pulled out a gun and pointed it at my head and informed me he was taking my phone and advised me to just walk up the hill and if I didn’t turn around, he wouldn’t shoot me.
The assailants are two light skinned black kids approximately 16 years old I would guess. The one that had the gun would be about 5’9″ or 5’10” and maybe weighs 150. He was wearing a Blue and Black jacket and dark pants. His hair was in a short to medium length afro but was well kempt. The second was about the same age and a little shorter but also lighter skinned and wearing lighter clothes. It happened at about 5:45 pm Tuesday. I mentioned it to a neighbor and he said it sounded like two people that he has seen around 18th and Juneau in a little mob of kids that try and pretend to be gangsta, so there is a possiblity that someone … may even know them or be their parent. If so the police case number is 2011-406959. The phone was a $300 phone and armed robbery is a serious crime. For all I know he may have been using a toy gun but in that light I wasn’t going to take a chance. I just wanted to make sure that their description was out there and their MO to hopefully avoid anyone else being their victims.