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An assault and an armed robbery at Green Lake

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Our sister site Maple Leaf Life wrote this morning about the rash of crime at Green Lake. What’s going on over there? Is it just the warmer weather that’s bringing out criminals?

According to SeattleCrime, a man sleeping at in the park was allegedly assaulted before midnight Wednesday. But today the blog has news of an armed robbery:

According to a police report, a woman was getting out of her car near the north end of the lake at about 7:00pm on April 15th and was about to take her new puppy for a walk when a man approached her with a knife in his hand and told the woman “give me your money. Everything in your pockets.”

When the woman told the man she didn’t have anything on her, the man then said “give me all your jewelry.”

The woman handed over her jewelry—the report doesn’t say exactly what was taken—and the suspect fled.

The report doesn’t include a detailed description of the suspect, but the report says the woman told police he was “very dirty and smelled awful.”

This in addition to an attack of a female jogger April 11.

Do you think crime is on the upswing in the area?

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