Redmond Police seek information on violent street level jewelry robber
May 15, 2018
(REDMOND, WA) – Redmond police are searching for a street-level jewelry snatcher who targets women, uses violence and brandishes a knife when he feels threatened.
Sketch of suspect in Redmond strong-arm jewelry robbery. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Police say the suspect in the sketch at right is the likeness of a man who allegedly snatched a gold necklace off a woman’s neck in Redmond in an attack that employed sudden violence against the victim as she waited waited for a bus on Thursday afternoon of last week.
The woman told police she was talking on her cell phone at about 4:15 pm at the bus stop in the 4800 block of 156th Ave NE when, “The suspect walked up to her, slapped her phone out of her hand, and kicked her when she attempted to pick up the phone,” according to a police statement released yesterday afternoon. “The suspect then grabbed her gold necklace, yanked it from her neck, and ran off toward nearby apartments.”
The woman says she chased the guy for a short time until he showed her “a knife and fled the area on foot.” Police weren’t not notified of the robbery until the following day so an immediate search of the area was not possible.
The attacker was described as a black male in his 20s, with a goatee, about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing headphones, a gray hooded shirt, black pants and black shoes.
Of interest: police say the details of the attack are “similar to several thefts last August and September in Redmond and Bellevue.”
If you have any information about the crime or the suspect you’re asked to call the Redmond Police non-emergency line at 425-556-2500.