Saturday, 23 September 2017

Police linking 3 attacks on Seattle women to 1 suspect – KIRO Seattle

by: KIRO 7 News Staff

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A Bellevue man has been arrested in connection with attacks on three women in Seattle, according to Seattle police.

The suspect is described as a young, white man wearing sunglasses. In the most recent case, he was seen driving away in a red Chevy Cruze with a temporary dealer license in the back window.

In each of the attacks, the women were able to fight him off with the help of other people nearby the incident.

Police report the assaults happened at the following locations:

  • March 7, Elliott Avenue in Belltown
  • April 17, East Terrace Street in the Central District
  • April 19, 20th Avenue and Ravenna Boulevard near Ravenna Park 

Here’s a breakdown of those events.

Belltown incident

Police said as she approached her apartment, the suspect grabbed her from behind and the woman screamed. A resident opened their unit door and the suspect fled.

The victim described the suspect as a white man, 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years old, with blond hair, green eyes, wearing a black jacket and gray jeans.

Central District incident

On April 17, another woman was walking home when a man grabbed her and threw her to the ground in the 1000 block of East Terrace Street. 

Police said the woman fought by scratching him, grabbing his throat and jabbing his eyes.

Two women then drove up to the victim to ask if she was OK. She got into their vehicle to call 911 and the suspect fled.

Ravenna area incident

A victim was walking near 20th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on April 19 when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her, threw her to the ground and climbed on top of her.

As the victim fought the suspect, a witness drove by and began honking her car horn, drawing the attention of other witnesses. The suspect quickly fled

Anyone with information about any of the attacks should contact the Seattle Police Department.

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