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Two new strong-arm street robberies reported

June 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Two recent robberies involving personal electronic devices have popped up on the police crime map. Both occurred south of Northgate Mall.

On Friday, June 24, officers were called the Northgate Transit Center, 10200 First Ave N.E., just before 8:30 p.m. Two men waiting for a bus said a group of six men approached them, grabbed their iTouch devices, and ran off, according to a police report. No suspects were located.

The other report began on Tuesday, June 21, in the 300 block of Northeast 100th Street. Shortly after 11 p.m. officers originally responding to a cell phone and iPod robbery in the 400 block of Northeast Northgate Way found two teen suspects at the transit center, according to a police report. One was wearing a T-shirt with blood all over it.

Officers followed the two onto the bus and found the stolen phone and iPod. The suspect covered in blood told officers he fell and tripped because his pants slipped all the way to his knees, according to the report.

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