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Police make it an un-Merry Christmas for two suspected robbers

SEATTLE -- Two suspected robbers spent their Christmas behind bars thanks to the quick action of Seattle Police Department officers last Tuesday.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve Day, a man was walking near East Pike Street and Harvard Avenue when he saw two men involved in a scuffle. According to the police report for the incident, he kept walking, but one of the men chased after him and punched him in the face.

The victim fell to the ground, where the suspect, who was very high on meth, continued to hit him and demand his money, according to the report.

The suspect reportedly started going through the victim's pockets as the victim screamed for help. Eventually, an unknown woman pulled the suspect off the victim, and the suspect ran off.

The victim called 911, and officers caught up with the suspect and arrested him after a quick chase, according to the report.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

Meanwhile around 7:30 p.m. on actual Christmas Eve, a woman was on her cellphone in the 900 block of Northeast 47th Street when someone grabbed it out of her hand and ran off, according to the police report for the incident.

The victim's tracking app led officers to a bus stop near Northeast Campus Way and 15th Avenue Northeast, where they found the suspect and the victim's cellphone.

The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.