Police seeking public’s help finding missing purse from White Center attack


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King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate a purse (same as the one pictured above) that was stolen from a woman who was attacked and sexually assaulted near White Center earlier this month.

Just after midnight on Friday, March 7, the victim was walking eastbound on the south side of Roxbury near 24th Ave. She was approached by a black male who asked her for a cigarette. The victim gave the suspect a cigarette, then suddenly dragged her to a nearby lot where he punched her repeatedly then sexually assaulted her.

After the assault the suspect fled, taking the victim’s purse with him. The purse was never located and may have been discarded nearby or possibly given to an associate of the suspect. The suspect was described as a younger black male, early 20’s, about 5’9”, medium build wearing a dark colored hoodie and jeans. The suspect may have injuries to his hands due to the violent assault on the victim.

If you have information about this assault or the missing purse please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 (24 hours).

You can also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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