SEATTLE - A man was arrested in connection with a violent robbery early Monday morning that left the victim with a possible broken jaw.
Seattle police said the incident began shortly after 12:30 a.m. when officers were called for a report of a bleeding man yelling for help in the University District.
Officers who arrived in the area said they could hear a man yelling for police and found him at Northeast 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast.
Police said the victim, a 28-year-old man, was bleeding from his mouth and had difficulty talking.
The man told officers he had been jumped by three people in the 4700 block of University Way Northeast after he was asked to smoke marijuana.
The victim told officers that a man kicked him several times in the face and the group stole his cash.
The victim said that after the attack, he began yelling for someone to call the police as he was chased by the suspect until police arrived.
Police said the victim was able to identify a man who was stopped by police as the man who had assaulted him.
A witness also stopped by the scene and pointed out the suspect as the one who had been chasing the victim.
Officers spoke to the 26-year-old suspect to get his version of the events.
The suspect claimed he was chasing the victim because he had seen him hit a woman earlier. Police said there had been no calls about a man assaulting a woman.
The suspect denied attacking the victim.
After the suspect was advised of his Miranda Rights, he refused to answer any other questions.
Officers saw what appeared to be blood on the suspect's shoes. They were submitted into evidence.
The victim could only provide limited descriptions of the other suspects.
He was transported to a hospital for treatment of a possible broken jaw.
The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail on robbery charges.
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