Update: Victim robbed, beaten in 7600 block of 8th SW

(very brief clip added 9:09 pm, K-9 crew returning to SPD car after searching)
ORIGINAL 7:21 PM REPORT: (original headline described “assault with weapons” call) All we can tell so far from the scanner is that police are looking for a suspect who ran west from the scene in the 7600 block of 8th SW (map), and that there is an “injured victim.” More as we get it. 7:35 PM UPDATE: No details on the circumstances but a private ambulance has been called to take the victim to the hospital, a general indication the injury’s not major. According to SeattleCrime.com, this started as a robbery. 8:03 PM UPDATE: Details now directly from Seattle Police media unit Det. Jeff Kappel: The call came in to 911 as a robbery around 7:10 pm; officers found a man who had apparently been robbed at gunpoint, then hit on the head with “the butt of what we believe is a shotgun wielded by the suspect,” said Kappel. The robber then ran or walked away; Kappel says the only description they have to work with right now is “black male, 30s, black skullcap, Army fatigues, gold tooth.” WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Just checked back with SPD. They did not find the robber last night, so he’s still out there somewhere. Also one clarification on circumstances – the victim was confronted, robbed and beaten as he was getting out of his car at his home, according to SPD’s Det. Mark Jamieson in the media unit.

12 Replies to "Update: Victim robbed, beaten in 7600 block of 8th SW"

  • Lucy November 24, 2009 (7:52 pm)

    I live right at Highland Park Way and Holden, where they’re looking for the suspect. About 5 police cars are here, and they have their k9 out looking for the suspect. Some guy is recording what’s going on; apparently the suspect handcuffed and pistol-whipped a guy. African American, wearing camo pants, skull cap, 30s.

  • WSB November 24, 2009 (7:59 pm)

    Thanks, Lucy – TR

  • k November 24, 2009 (8:11 pm)

    Police were also searching the green belt area on Highland. 15/20 minutes ago.

  • WSB November 24, 2009 (8:13 pm)

    We’ve added the details that SPD media unit has issued in an official (albeit “very early in the investigation” they cautioned) update – Patrick also is at the scene trying to get an update.

  • datamuse November 24, 2009 (9:21 pm)

    Cripes, that’s not far from where I live…

  • rockergirl5678 November 25, 2009 (8:22 am)

    Any update on this story? Suspect still at large I assume.

  • WSB November 25, 2009 (8:25 am)

    Nothing on SPD media line but they have a live person in the office now so I’m calling to check in with them – TR

  • WSB November 25, 2009 (8:58 am)

    Update, just added info to story. No arrest.

  • 999 November 25, 2009 (8:59 am)

    What a shame – its getting tough to even venture out at night anymore without worrying about this stuff. I have taken to carrying my car keys with me just in case my purse got snatched. I am about to lose the purse and keep my valuables on my body. I know this stuff is on the rise dramatically. Just keep your wits about you wherever you are at night. People are very desperate right now.

  • marzipan November 25, 2009 (9:39 am)

    When I’m driving home, I need to call ahead so the spouse can cover me from the sniper’s nest we’re setting up in our attic.

  • Bill November 26, 2009 (11:24 pm)

    Marzipan – that is one of the funniest posts I’ve seen in a while.

  • tanya Coy November 27, 2009 (10:48 pm)

    My boyfriend and I live in highland park. We got home from a wonderful thanksgiving dinner. Got up to go to work and his car was stolen form our drive way. We live on 8100 block of 14th. Its a white Nissan 240sx with bronze wheels and a loud exhaust. Please email tanyacoy@ymail.com or my cell #20677984898. Thank you so much for your time.

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