While we were covering Friday night’s carjacking, we heard the police talking about a string of strong-arm robberies. Today, we have the details of three robberies that happened in the 11 p.m. hour on Friday. The first incident happened on the 5600 block of Phinney Ave N at 11:12 p.m. Police say a woman was accosted by two men who stole her cell phone. Twenty minutes later, in the 3200 block of NW Market, a man was attacked by three young men. Police say the suspects hit the victim, knocked him to the ground and stole his cash. The third was an attempted robbery at the 2400 block of NW 58th. Four young men confronted a man and implied that they had a weapon. The man ran into his house, armed himself with a shotgun and chased the suspects away.
Police searched the area of 17th and 61st, after a homeowner called police about suspicious activity outside. Police questioned one suspect around 24th and 59th who matched the description of the earlier robberies. He was later released pending further investigation. Detectives are following up on these robberies.