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February 18, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Teens pistol-whip, rob man in North First Hill

Four boys and a girl were arrested Tuesday night after they pistol-whipped, punched and robbed a man in the North First Hill neighborhood, Seattle police said. The victim, 25, and two women were smoking cigarettes in the 1200 block of Boylston Avenue when a group of five to six boys and a girl walked up  10:20 p.m. One of…

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October 3, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Portland police say transients mugged 4 on bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say two men suspected of mugging four pedestrians on the Burnside Bridge appear to be transients who attacked the victims while they were walking by. Officers responded to a call at 2:15 a.m. Friday and found two naked men, one bleeding. They said they had been robbed by two men armed…

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July 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Girl, woman robbed near light-rail station in Columbia City

Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City. According to police, a 13-year-old girl and 21-year-old woman had left the Columbia City Station around 10:15 p.m. when the two masked men ran up behind them in the 5000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way…

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April 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Muggers add insult to robbery; force victim to drop pants

Police say they arrested two men in downtown Seattle early Tuesday morning after they punched a man, stole his liquor and forced him to pull down his pants. The victim, a  22-year-old man, was waiting for a bus at Third Avenue and Pine Street just before 2 a.m. when five men surrounded  him and said he “owed” them. The…

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