Youths robbed at gunpoint in Mid-Beacon Hill

By Michael Harthorne, KOMO Communities (Beacon Hill Blog news partner)

Two youths were robbed of a cell phone at gunpoint Friday morning in Mid-Beacon Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victims were walking near Beacon Avenue South and South Brandon Street at 8:30 a.m. when a man in his 20s approached them and took out a silver handgun, according to police.

The man took a cell phone from one of the victims and ran off, according to police.

The victims didn’t call police until they got to Cleveland High School about 20 minutes later, but officers were able to locate a man matching the description of the robber in the area.

Officers found a gun on the man, but it wasn’t the gun described by the victims, and neither of the victims was able to positively identify the man as the robber, according to police.

The man was arrested and booked into Youth Services Center regardless because of the gun, according to police.

See also the Seattle Police blog entry about this incident.

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