Central District

Police: Armed robber steals homeless man's iPad

SEATTLE -- Three people, one of whom had a gun tucked in his waistband, smashed a homeless man's car window and stole his iPad early Tuesday morning in Judkins Park, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was sleeping in his purple Jeep Cherokee near South Norman Street and 26th Avenue South around 3:30 a.m. when he was woken up by the sound of his passenger-side window being broken out.

The victim later told officers there were three people standing outside his Jeep, and one of them reached through the broken window and grabbed his iPad from where it was sitting on the center console.

The victim chased after the three people demanding his iPad but let them go when the same man who grabbed his iPad lifted up his shirt, showing a gun in his waistband, and told the victim to go back to his car, according to the report.

The victim told officers he was scared and wasn't going to get killed over an iPad.