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Really? Teens steal walker from woman on the sidewalk?

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File of a woman walking down the street with the use of a walker. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Seattle police said Wednesday they arrested a 16-year-old boy after he and two of his friends allegedly attacked a 64-year-old woman and stole her purse, medication — and even her walker.

The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. Tuesday as the woman was walking near Rainier Avenue South and South Andover Street after picking up a prescription at the store.

The three teens approached the woman from behind, grabbed her purse, walker and bag of prescriptions and shoved the woman.

“The teens ran away laughing,” the Seattle police blog said.

Three witnesses ran after the three and caught up to one of the suspects at Lake People Park and held the 16-year-old until police arrived. He was booked into the King County Youth Service Center for investigation of robbery.

Officers were able to find some of the victim’s property near the scene.

Police are still trying to identify the other two suspects.




  • guest

    Totally outrageous!! Thank goodness one of the punks was caught by observant witnesses and held for police.Hopefully the other two will soon be caught and all of them punished. Prayers for the victim.

  • ModestPrude

    am guessing that the punks were black youths and the senior citizen was white. blacks seem to really enjoy attacking old white people.

    • Alex

      Yes, let's speculate the race of both the suspects and the victims without any evidence, and then follow it up by generalizing all black people!

      Even if you are right about the race of those involved, the fact remains that race has nothing to do with this. This isn't even worth bringing up unless you are blatantly racist.

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