South Seattle

Police: Robber throws woman into bushes, threatens sexual assault

SEATTLE -- A robber threw a woman into some bushes and threatened to sexually assault her last Wednesday in South Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking home from work near Cheasty Boulevard South and South Hinds Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. when a man jogged up to her and demanded her iPhone.

The victim later told officers she gave the man her phone and started yelling for her husband, who was home nearby. That's when the man threw the victim into some bushes, kicked her and told her to shut up, according to the report.

The man reportedly made a sexual demand of the victim before kicking her again. The victim told officers she was afraid the man was going to rape her.

According to the report, the man told the victim to run home before grabbing her purse out of the street where she had dropped it and running off.

Officers used a police dog to search for the man with no luck. The victim's stolen phone was traced to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Alaska Street before it was turned off. The victim's stolen credit card was used by a woman at a business in the 2400 block of Beacon Avenue South.

The victim, afraid for her safety because the man now had her house keys, had her husband immediately change the locks.

According to the report, the victim was extremely upset following the incident and suffered some minor cuts and scrapes during the attack.