Man attacked with baseball bat and robbed near 16th and SW Barton

Just prior to midnight on May 23 a man walking in the 1600 block of SW Barton St was attacked with a baseball bat and robbed by two men. Seattle Police say that an "older model white car pulled up next to him. Suspect 1 (S1) and Suspect 2 (S2) jumped out of the car. Suspect 1 had a baseball bat and struck the victim on the lower right back area then used the bat to push the victim onto the ground.

The victim heard S2 (suspect without the bat) asking if he should “pull out” his gun as he began reaching towards his waist. The victim was not sure if S2 was asking him or S1 about pulling the gun out."

Though no gun was displayed the victim said he believed they had one.

A laptop bag containing a laptop and other miscellaneous items was taken.

The police report said that "the suspects ran back to their car and it left eastbound on SW Barton St. The victim believed there was a third suspect who was driving the car because it began to leave as soon as the other suspects had entered the vehicle. Officers responded to the area and conducted an area search with negative results. Suspect and vehicle information was circulated to patrol officers.

The victim sustained small abrasions on his hands and knees from being pushed to ground. He declined medics."

Suspect descriptions

Suspect 1 is described as a black male late teen to early 20’s, dark skin, with a red bandana over face, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect 2- is described as black male late teen to early 20’s, dark skin, aviator sunglasses, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect 3- Unknown

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