Home Depot employee jumped, robbed while on break

SEATTLE -- A Home Depot employee working the late-night shift in West Seattle was jumped and robbed by three men while on a break early Tuesday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim decided to go for a walk during his break around 2 a.m. and saw three men talking to a cab driver.

The victim later told officers the cab driver immediately hopped back into his cab and drove away, and the three men turned their attention toward the victim, telling him not to run.

According to the report, the victim started walking away and broke into a run when the men started following him.

The men caught up with the victim in a crosswalk at Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Orchard Street and grabbed onto the hood of his jacket, according to the report.

A couple of people smoking outside the nearby Tug Tavern later told officers they watched as the men knocked the victim down in the street and started punching and kicking him in the face.

According to the report, one of the men took the victim's wallet out of his pocket, and the men walked off.

The witnesses called police, who were unable to find the men but did give the victim a ride back to Home Depot.