Seattle police say thieves are snatching jewelry, wallets and cellphone from victims in a series of brazen robberies, including one caught on surveillance video.
Police say thieves are snatching jewelry, wallets and cellphones from victims in a series of brazen street robberies.
One robbery, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at a medical office in the 4200 block of Rainier Avenue South.
On the video, a young man seen holding the front door open is believed to be acting as a lookout, police said. A second man then approaches a 70-year-old woman in the lobby and grabs a valuable necklace off her neck, according to police.
The victim’s relatives saw her struggling with the man and pounced on him, but he was able to free himself and flee the building with his accomplice.
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Police say they don’t know if the two men are responsible for any other recent cases, but detectives hope someone can identify them. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 206-386-1855 or 911.
Police say the robberies have occurred on Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley.