Woman robbed, pushed down hill near Viaduct breaks ankles

SEATTLE -- A woman broke both her ankles after being shoved down an embankment underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct by an acquaintance who stole her phone, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the woman was walking with the suspect around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Elliott Avenue when the suspect grabbed her phone and pushed her down the embankment.

The suspect reportedly yelled, "I'll call an ambulance for you!" before running off and not being seen again.

Two witnesses heard the victim screaming for help and hopped a fence to see her lying on the ground 20 to 30 feet below them.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center for two broken ankles.