2 injured in U-District armed robbery



SEATTLE - Two people were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in the University District, according to the Seattle Police Department.


Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5600 block of 16th Avenue Northeast at about 1:36 a.m.


Police said two people were walking home from a party when two men appeared from the bushes, confronted them and one took out a semi-automatic handgun.


The man with the gun struck both of the victims’ faces with the weapon.


According to police, one of the men took a victim’s cellphone, wallet and keys.


The two men fled the scene on foot southbound on 16th Avenue Northeast.


During an area check, police could not find the two men.


The two victims were not seriously injured.


Police described the two men as black, in their early 20s, both wearing navy or black hooded sweatshirts and one was armed with a handgun.


The incident remains as an active and open investigation.


Last Saturday, three people were struck in the head during three separate armed robberies. It is unknown at this time if these incidents were connected.