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Redmond Couple Robbed at Gunpoint Early Saturday Morning

Police are looking for two black male suspects in their 30s who wore dark clothing.

Editor's note: The following is a news release from the Redmond Police Department.

A Redmond couple was robbed at gunpoint early this morning after parking their vehicle in the 2500 block of 173rd Place NE in Redmond.

The couple was immediately approached about 1:30 a.m. by two suspects armed with handguns. 

The victims were held at gunpoint and robbed of cash, jewelry and personal items.  One victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. 

The suspects got into a two-tone older model vehicle, possibly a truck with a canopy or SUV, and fled westbound on Northeast 24th Street. 

The two suspects are described as (see attached sketches) a black male in his 30s with a thin build about about 6-feet tall wearing a black shirt and black pants; and a black male about 35 years old with a thin build, 6-foot, 2-inches tall wearing dark clothing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.    

Jason F. October 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Well said Mark. What is this, Lakewood?!
Jason F. October 09, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The only racist person here is Edward A. and to set the record straight, there are statistics that point to certain racial groups that commit higher than average violent crimes. I thought Mark was being very respectful by ruling out such glaring obvious facts. Pristine community? 90% of Redmond is Indian people (thank you Microsoft)...probably the worst city to pick on for diversity. Medina might be a more wealthy white community....Redmond....not so much.
CT October 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Its true that certain communities do more crimes, there is nothing in stating that. Its the criminals that should be scared, we need not shy away from them. Most of the apts. in 148th ave seems to have people from India or other neighboring countries, so there is no racism here, although I don't like them. Its advisable not to stay out too late - Iam not surprised two burly thieves, black, just approached them with guns. What if they ahd been shot? Lucky that didnt happen.Safety first is most important - thats why we choose to live in safer neighborhoods in Redmond.
White Lotus October 11, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Surprised this happened so close to MSFT. This is a pretty safe area, although people should always be aware of their surroundings late at night. 1:30 is very late for a couple here in Pacific NW. I wonder if they even saw the two men before getting out of car. Maybe not. They were likely from out of town. Area is pretty affluent, these 2 sound desperate.
Mark Skattum October 11, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Freedom of speech? Not really or maybe not consistently. Same as how to avoid being robbed in Redmond or anywhere else. Just don't put yourself in situations that require uber-awareness and stealth. Same with your comments. If you don't want to be rebuked then don't say or do the negatives to the common good or accepted as such. If you don't want to be robbed, stay away from situations that are likely to put yourself in a bad situation. IE late nite strolls away from businesses or other people. Stay away fromn the neighborhoods that are the troublesome ones. It's not a part of the community 'yet', but very soon the Eastside will have to put up the 'Projects'. Massive housing units for the underachievers and the poor. It's not racist to see that urban blight has all colors of criminals. The reality and the sad is that when crimes are committed by black people, they are put out as a bigger than life type of act, for the sale of newspapers and ad spots on local TV. As a liberal white boy from Lake Hills in the 60s, most crimes are apalling anyway. The newly (last40years) advancement of color driven media coverage on the Eastside, is just extremely ugly and a very sad commentary of how the American mind NEEDS to see that bit of racism. It is something we didn't have as 60s suburbanites and is the car wreck we all have to crane our necks to see. Rude racism is part of the package. Get used to their bonehead ways, or move!

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