Police: Thieves snatch computer from woman in wheelchair

Police: Thieves snatch computer from woman in wheelchair
Photo courtesy of SPD.
SEATTLE -- Police are looking for a pair of thieves who snatched a tablet computer from a wheelchair-bound woman last week at the Northgate Mall.

The victim and her husband -- who was also using a wheelchair -- were waiting for a Metro van inside the mall on August 22 when two men began circling them, according to police.

Mall surveillance cameras show the men creeping closer and closer to the woman. After several minutes, one of the thieves grabbed the woman's tablet from her hands before he and his cohort ran out of the mall.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the thieves to contact the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.