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June 9, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Woman injured, robbed by knife-wielding attacker outside bank

A woman was cut on her hand after she resisted a knife-wielding attacker who robbed her outside a Northgate Mall bank Sunday evening, Seattle police said.

The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. outside the Bank of America branch in the 400 block of Northeast Northgate Way, at Northgate Mall. Police said the man was waiting in the hallway area on the south side of the bank, near the night deposit box, when the woman approached the box to make a deposit.

The man attempted to strike up a conversation; the woman ignored him, police said. The man then grabbed the deposit bag with his right hand while holding a knife in his left, and demanded the money, threatening to stab the woman. The woman resisted, and in the ensuing struggle she was cut on the hand. The man fled on foot, with both the deposit bag and the woman’s wallet.

Northgate Mall security officers followed the man as he ran out the exit door, but he eluded them and got into a black car occupied by one other person. He is a white man in his 30s, with a very thin build, and about 5 feet 10. He was wearing a black baseball cap and a Seahawks “Alexander” jersey.

The woman’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening, and she was treated at the scene by medics.

 

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