Police: Witness saves woman being attacked, robbed in Fremont

SEATTLE -- A man attacked and robbed a woman on her way to work before trying to drag her under a bench Monday night in Fremont, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the report for the incident, the victim was walking to a bus stop near Evanston Avenue North and North 36th Street shortly before 8 p.m. when a man grabbed her arm and told her to sit down and shut up.

When the victim didn't react right away, the man forced her to the ground and proceeded to hold her there while cursing at her, according to the report.

The victim later told officers the man took her wallet, containing credit cards and $235, and her Kindle before trying to force her under a nearby bench.

At that moment, a woman walked around the corner, heard the man yell, "I'm going to (expletive) you," at the victim, and started dialing 911, according to the report. When the man saw the woman on the phone, he walked off.

Officers arrived and, unable to find the man, gave the victim a ride to her work in Ballard.