SEATTLE - A man received minor injuries after a group of women attacked him and stole his wallet while he waited for a bus in downtown Seattle Friday.
Police said the man flagged down a King County Metro Police deputy in the 1600 block of Third Avenue at 1:00 a.m.
The man told the deputy that he had just been attacked and his wallet was stolen. The King County Sheriff’s deputy called for a Seattle police officer to handle the situation.
The victim told Seattle officers that he was waiting near the bus stop at Third Avenue and Pine Street to catch a bus home when a woman approached and asked for a cigarette.
When the man didn’t give her one, she became angry and began pounding him with her fists.
Some of the woman’s female friends joined in and then stole the man’s wallet from his backpack before leaving the area.
The victim had minor contusions and abrasions from the attack.
A more detailed description of the attackers, who remain at large, was not provided.
KIRO 7 found there were 180 reported crimes on the block in the last three years.