Police: Man arrested after robbing victim in front of officers
SEATTLE -- Attention, potential criminals, the following are two things that typically won't end well for you. One, assaulting and robbing a man in full view of officers. Two, trying to stop officers from arresting someone.
According to the Seattle Police Department, two bicycle officers were on patrol in the 1500 block of Second Avenue around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday when they saw three men punching and kicking another man and taking cash from him.
While one officer tended to the victim, the other officer chased after the main suspect. According to police, the officer's commands for the suspect to stop drew a crowd of 20 to 30 people who had been loitering near Third Avenue and Pine Street.
According to police, a 20-year-old woman -- apparently a friend of the suspect -- came out of the crowd and body-checked the officer, nearly knocking him off his bike, as he pursued the suspect down an alley.
Regardless, the officer caught and arrested the 24-year-old suspect and recovered the victim's stolen $75. The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.
The woman was also arrested for investigation of obstructing.
The two other men involved in the robbery were not found.