Police looking for 'RapidRide robber' who mugged woman

Seattle Police are looking for a man who followed a woman off the RapidRide bus and proceeded to attack and rob her.

According to our news partner, KCPQ Q13 News, the strong-arm robbery happened around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 when the woman got off the King County RapidRide bus at NW 85th St and 15th Ave NW.

The suspect is white, in his early twenties, heavy-set and was wearing a blue and green Seattle Seahawks cap, a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark Converse tennis shoes with green laces and white toes, according to Q13's interview of the victim, who only wanted to be identified as Tracy.

Tracy had been working on her Macbook laptop on the bus and when she left the bus the man had tried talking to her. However, his intents quickly became clear as he asked for her phone, backpack and money, she said.

“His voice escalated and (it) started getting physical and he hit me in the face, hit me in the gut,” she told to Q13. “I didn’t let go of my bag and so he dragged me, with the bag, across the intersection.”

She said the man had hit her in the face and the gut during the altercation. It was only after her face was bloodied and her body bruised that the man was able to wrestle the backpack off of her and run away.

Anyone with information on the crime should contact 911.

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