SURPRISE ATTACK: Robber in Seattle pepper sprays faces of his victims

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SEATTLE — Police are searching for a man who pepper sprayed and mugged three people in a 45-minute span in one night.  One victim was only 14.

The attacks began shortly after midnight on July 27.

The first attack was near 24th Avenue NW and NW 65th Street. The victim was riding his bike when the suspect grabbed the handlebars and pushed him to the ground. Before he could get a good look at his attacker, the victim was hit with pepper spray. The suspect stole the man’s phone and messenger bag.

The second attack was near 21st Avenue NW and NW 90th Street.  A 14-year-old boy was walking his dog when a man in a black sedan got out and sprayed him with pepper spray and hit him in the face. The suspect took the victim’s headphones and phone.

The third attack occurred in the 300 block of NW 103rd Street. The victim had just gotten off a bus when a man with a similar description from the previous attack pepper sprayed and robbed the victim.

The suspect is described as a white man, possibly in his 30s to late 40s, 5-foot-8, with a gray or partially gray hair and partially gray facial hair.

Police ask that if you have any information, call 911.



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