Police release suspect photos in Seattle beating

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SEATTLE —

Seattle police have released photos of two of five suspects who robbed and attacked a man in downtown Seattle last month.

On Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m., the victim bought some items at a store near Third Avenue and Pike Street.  When he left the store, he was attacked and robbed by five black men, police said.

The attackers knocked the man to the ground, where he was punched and kicked. The victim was able to get away, but was attacked again down the street by the same men.

The victim was seriously hurt.  After medics arrived he was transported to Harborview, where he was interviewed by police.

The victim, who had many bruises and cuts on his head and body, wasn’t able to give police many details about the attackers.

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Two of the attackers were described as black, 18-20 years old, 5 feet tall, with slim builds. One of those two men had curly hair that was about an inch tall.

A third man was described as black, 6 feet tall and 280 pounds.

The remaining two attackers were black men with unknown descriptions.

Police released surveillance video of the attack and a photo of the victim was provided by Crime Stoppers.

On March 6, police released still images of two of the suspects.  See the images here.

Anyone who witnessed either attack or has any information is asked to call SPD’s Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.  Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of anyone involved in the armed robbery and assault.

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