Police: Man helps victim look for wallet then robs him at gunpoint
SEATTLE -- A man who at first appeared to be a Good Samaritan, helping a victim look for his missing wallet, was actually a Bad Samaritan in disguise, pretending to find the victim's wallet only to rob him at gunpoint, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim got off the bus in the 4900 block of Beacon Avenue South shortly after 10 p.m. last Monday and started walking home. Along the way, the victim dropped his wallet and stopped to look for it.
A passerby stopped to help the victim search and eventually called out to the victim that he had found his wallet, according to the report.
But when the victim walked over to the man to retrieve his wallet, the man reportedly pulled a gun on him and demanded he hand over everything.
According to the report, the victim gave the man his cellphone and backpack, and the man ran off.
The robber was described as a black man in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 5-feet-10-inches to 5-feet-11-inches tall and slim with dreadlocks. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a hat, dark green camouflage jacket and yellow boots.
The victim did not believe the robber had actually found his wallet.