February 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Woman robbed at knifepoint in North Seattle
A woman was robbed of her purse in broad daylight Friday by a knife-wielding man in an area east of Green Lake and I-5, according to Seattle police.
The woman, in her 50s, told officers she was walking along the 7200 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast near Lake City Way Northeast about 2:15 Friday afternoon when she felt a tugging on her purse from behind.
The woman began to shout and pull back on her purse. When the man doing the tugging circled around her, she saw he had a knife and she let go of the purse. The man then ran off with the purse.
The woman was not hurt.
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