Queen Anne

Youth in mental-health home attacked, robbed

SEATTLE -- Three men allegedly attacked and robbed a resident of the Seattle Children's Home, a nonprofit for children with mental-health issues, while he was walking around the neighborhood.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident, the victim is close to being released from the facility and is allowed to take 30-minute walks around the community.

The victim left the facility on 10th Avenue West in Queen Anne at 6:50 p.m. last Sunday but did not return on time. The doorbell rang more than an hour later, and staff found the victim outside in the fetal position.

The victim told police he walked to the library but turned around when he saw it was closed.

While walking back to the facility, he heard three people running up behind him and thought they were joggers. According to the report, the men punched and kicked the victim multiple times and took his CD player and shoes.

The victim told police the men forced him to walk to the back of a nearby business before they drove off in a white van.

It was originally reported the robbers had a gun and knife, but the victim did not mention that while talking to police.