By KOMO Staff at KOMO Communities
(Beacon Hill Blog news partners)
Police are looking for an armed man who threatened a purse-snatching victim to keep mum by placing a gun in her baby’s mouth.
The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 6500 block of Shaffer Avenue South.
Investigators said the woman had just gotten into her car after placing her baby in the car seat when a man jumped in.
Armed with a gun, the man demanded she give him her purse. The woman handed over the baby’s food bag and confirmed for the man that all her valuables were inside.
The man grabbed the bag, exited the car then opened the door next to the baby.
The man shoved his gun in the baby’s mouth and said he would kill them both, the baby first, if she screamed or told anyone about the incident. He added her he knew her license plate number with which he could track her down.
The man ran off and no arrests have been made.
Neither the woman nor the baby was injured.
(Edited to add:) Police describe the suspect as “an Asian male in his late teens to early 20s, with a thin build, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt.”