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March 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Seattle police arrest suspect in robbery of blind man

Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a blind man of hundreds of dollars near a bank ATM, police said this morning.

The suspect was arrested last night in Pioneer Square. After taking the man into custody, officers discovered he was also wanted on a warrant out of New York state.

The suspect has been booked into King County Jail as a fugitive and for investigation of robbery.

The robbery happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bank of America branch in the 400 block of Pike Street. The victim, who police say is legally blind, was using an ATM when the robber grabbed him from behind and demanded money.

The victim handed over hundreds of dollars he’d just gotten from the ATM, according to police. That’s when the robber gave the victim a cigarette and took off.

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