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The Today File

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September 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Police: 5 recent armed robberies in Seattle may be related

Seattle police are investigating whether a series of armed robberies, including two carjackings, may have been committed by the same people.

According to an SPD media release, the first robbery occurred Tuesday night when three young men stole a man’s car at gunpoint in the 1400 block of South Main Street in the Central District.

Police believe some of the same young men may have been involved in a second carjacking at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Two teens approached a man as he was getting in his car near 10th Avenue and Seneca Street on First Hill. They ordered the man out of his car at gunpoint before pistol-whipping him, according to police.

They took the man’s phone and wallet and drove off in his car, police said.

The other three robberies also occurred Thursday:

— A man told police he was robbed at gunpoint around 12:25 a.m. by three young men as he was in the 1500 block of Boylston Avenue on First Hill.

— Around 1:15 a.m., a man was robbed at gunpoint near Nagle Place and East Howell Street on Capitol Hill.

— At 3:30 a.m., a man flagged down a police officer to report he had been robbed by three men while walking near 11th Avenue and East Union Street, also on Capitol Hill.

Police said they believe some of the recent incidents may be tied to the string of robberies on Capitol Hill, which led to increased police patrols.

 

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