By Joe Veyera
According to a report from KOMO-TV’s Michael Harthorne, Seattle Police are investigating a trio of robberies early Sunday morning, all three of which involved a suspect with pepper spray.
According to the police reports for the robberies, as originally reported by Harthorne, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of 24th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 65th Street, when a man riding his bike northbound on 24th Avenue Northwest was stopped at the intersection when someone grabbed his handlebars and knocked him off his bike.
After being pepper sprayed in the face, the man said the two robbers took his cellphone and bag before fleeing.
In a second incident 15 minutes later, a man walking his dog near the intersection of 21st Avenue Northwest and Northwest 90th Street saw a black car drive by. A man approached, pepper sprayed him in the face, and stole his headphones and cellphone. The suspect then got in the car he saw earlier, with a second man behind the wheel.
Police responded to a third pepper spraying incident at a bus stop in the 300 block of Northwest 103rd Street 15 minutes after that. Again, the victim was sprayed in the face, and forced to hand over everything he had.
Police believe the three incidents are related.
To read the full report, click here.