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November 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Valiant valet foils purse-snatching in downtown Seattle

Seattle police credit a downtown valet with foiling a purse-snatching Monday night. Police said the victim was at Sixth Avenue and Pike Street around 7 p.m. when a female took a cell phone from her hand while a second female grabbed her purse and pulled the victim to the ground. The victim suffered a minor knee injury in…


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September 8, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Victim dragged by car during North Seattle purse-snatching

A woman was dragged a short distance by a man who grabbed her purse and drove off with it Sunday night in North Seattle, police said. The 43-year-old victim was walking near North 135th and Aurora Avenue North shortly before 10 p.m. when a man pulled up alongside her in a gold Honda sedan, according to…


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February 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Purse-snatcher may be responsible for 6 attacks in North Seattle

Seattle police are investigating whether a suspected purse-snatcher who was arrested this afternoon is responsible for a string of similar thefts in North Seattle. The man is suspected of cutting a woman’s purse from her arm around 2:20 p.m. today and then fleeing through the yards of several homes near Northeast 71st Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast before he was caught by…


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February 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Seattle police hunt for brazen purse-snatcher

Do you recognize this guy? Seattle police are looking for him in connection with a purse-snatching last week At about 6 p.m. last Friday, two men approached a woman outside a department store at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street, shoved her to the sidewalk, stole her purse and ran off. The robbery was caught on store surveillance cameras. Police have identified…


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August 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Suspect arrested in South Seattle jewelry heists

A 19-year-old man suspected of snatching jewelry during a recent spree of street robberies in South Seattle has been arrested, police said. Detectives, investigating more than 20 purse- and necklace-snatchings since Aug. 14, put the word out they were looking for the man, police said. He turned himself in to police on Friday Detectives are still looking…


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