A 51-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he reportedly assaulted and robbed another man at the Georgetown Playfield.
Just before 12:30 pm, the victim called police and said he had been sleeping in the park when the suspect began pulling on a bag the victim was holding on to. When the victim held onto the bag, the suspect began assaulting him. The victim, age 66, attempted to defend himself, but stated that the suspect had a knife in his hands. The suspect ended up taking two beers from the victim and walking out of the park. The victim declined any medical attention.
Officers Mullens and Patterson arrived and interviewed the victim and a witness in the park. Officers requested a K9 team to respond and Officer Wong and Police Dog Ziva answered the call. After a brief track southbound and then east through the Georgetown neighborhood, officers located the suspect sitting in a doorway of a business near South Carstens Place and Airport Way South. The suspect was detained while the victim positively identified the suspect as the man who had robbed him. The suspect was taken into custody. Officers did not locate a knife on the suspect during a search of his person after the arrest, but the suspect did tell officers that he was at the park, took the beers, and had already drank them. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for robbery.
Detectives from the Robbery Unit will handle the follow up investigation.