Police: Man robs woman after getting her back to his apartment
SEATTLE -- A man robbed a woman he met at a bar when she expressed second thoughts about going inside his apartment early Feb. 13 in Bitter Lake, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According the police report for the incident, the victim met the man at a bar in Belltown around 1:45 a.m. and later agreed to join him at his Bitter Lake apartment.
When the victim arrived at the apartment complex in the 13000 block of Linden Avenue North shortly before 4 a.m., the man was already there. The victim called the man's cellphone, and he let her into the building.
According to the report, the man told the victim it was easier to get to his apartment through the building's garage. But once in the garage, the victim started having second thoughts, later telling officers it didn't feel right.
When the victim told the man she no longer wanted to go to his apartment and started walking back to the door to the main building, he grabbed her from behind and put his hand over her mouth, according to the report.
The man reportedly forced the woman to the ground and told her not to scream before taking her purse and running back into the main building.
The victim got outside and called 911. She told officers she didn't know the man's name but was able to give them his cellphone number.
Officers searched the area and were unable to find the man. According to the report, it is unclear if he actually lives in the apartment complex.