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Police: Woman Attacked, Robbed by Teen Mob in Rainier Beach


RAINIER BEACH – Seattle Police say a woman was attacked and robbed Tuesday evening while walking along Renton Avenue South near South Cloverdale in Rainier Beach.

According to SPD spokesperson Detective Renee Witt, it was about 9:30 pm when the 38-yr-old female victim was attacked from behind by several teenage males in the 8600 block of Renton Avenue South.

“One of them put her in a headlock and forced her to the ground while the others took her lunch sack and purse,” wrote Witt. “A witness heard the woman scream as she pointed at the youths stating she had just been robbed.”

She added that the witness chased two of the teenagers while others in the group split off.

“An officer intercepted the witness’s foot pursuit and captured one of the suspects as the witness kept chasing the others,” she added.

An extensive area search, including K-9 and King County’s Guardian One helicopter, turned up a 15-year old male who was arrested at the scene. He was later booked into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Robbery.

The other suspects remain at large.