A purse-snatcher armed with a silver knife attacked a woman walking on Roosevelt Way Northeast on Friday afternoon, police report. It was the third such incident reported nearby so far this month.
We reported earlier on the previous two attacks.
About Friday’s armed robbery, police report:
On February 22nd at approximately 2:15 p.m. officers responded to the 7200 block of Roosevelt Way NE for the report of an armed street robbery involving a knife. Preliminary investigation indicates that the 50-year-old female victim was walking southbound in the 7200 block of Roosevelt Way NE on the east side of the street. She was carrying her purse strapped diagonally across her chest when she felt tugging on it from behind. As she began to shout the purse came away from her body. She grabbed it and pulled it back toward her.
At that moment the suspect circled around her and she saw that he was holding a silver-colored knife in his hand. Seeing the knife, the victim let go of her purse and the suspect ran off with it eastbound on NE 72nd Street and remains at large. The victim was not injured.
There is no suspect description available at this time.
Police patrols in north Seattle have already been increased after a series of four sexual assaults nearby.