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Police sketch released of Northgate attacker, possible suspect in attacks on three other women

February 12th, 2013 by Mike

Update: Sue asked us to post this link to personal safety information from Seattle Police.

Seattle Police this afternoon released a sketch of the suspect who attacked a woman near Northgate, and said he could be a suspect in other attacks.

The Seattle Police Department has assigned extra officers and tactical units to patrol the North Precinct as detectives continue to investigate a series of weekend attacks on women in North Seattle.

Since Friday evening, police have received four different reports of sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults on women—all in their mid 30′s to late 40′s—at locations near the I-5 corridor.

Police have developed a sketch of the suspect who sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint Friday evening near Northgate—the first of several attacks now under investigation—but detectives have not yet developed any leads conclusively linking the four incidents.

However, while police have yet to link the crimes, three victims described their attacker as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, between 5’7 and 6’0, 140 to 160 pounds, with short brown hair.

The Northgate attack suspect pictured in the sketch also had sunken light blue eyes, a tattoo under his left forearm, and a gravelly voice.

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Dogwalker reports attack on 5th Ave., plus a (1) burglary

June 15th, 2011 by Mike

Police have released more information about an attack reported on Friday, June 10, as a man was walking his dog at about Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street.

The man reported that a car pulled up behind him shortly after 9 p.m. and two men got out and shoved him to the ground, cutting his face and hand, according to the police report.

The victim told police the men went through his pockets, didn’t find anything to steal, and left without ever speaking to him.

In other police news, burglaries appear to be far rarer than a half-year ago.

Since our last post on this police report a home burglary on Sunday evening, June 12, in the 800 block of Northeast 106th Street.

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