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Police seek help in identifying two criminal suspects

March 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Seattle Police this week are asking the public’s help in identifying two criminal suspects.

One shot a man during a robbery in Meadowbrook, the other attempted to abduct a woman at gunpoint near the University of Washington.

Neither crime occurred in Maple Leaf, but both are nearby and we are posting as a public service.

The bearded police sketch is of the abductor.

“Police have compiled a sketch of a man who tried to abduct a woman at gunpoint near the University of Washington campus last month, and detectives are hoping someone out there recognizes him.

The suspect pulled a gun on a woman around 10 pm near 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 55th Street on February 22nd, and tried to force her to follow him.

Two men interrupted the suspect’s abduction attempt and walked the woman home.

The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, 5-foot-4 with blue eyes and a “scrawny” build. He had blonde hair and a goatee, and was wearing a blue coat, dark jeans, and a backpack.

If you have any information about this case or recognize the man in the sketch, please contact detectives at (206) 684-5550.

The Meadowbrook robbery may have occurred during a drug deal gone wrong, police say.

Police are still looking for two robbers who burst into a Meadowbrook home on March 12th and shot a man during a struggle. Detectives haven’t yet identified the robbers, but they’re hoping video—captured by a security camera inside the home–may lead them to the suspects.

If you recognize the men in the video, please contact the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.

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