Man attacked, robbed in downtown Seattle; the suspect gives up running away from the officers

A theft suspect gave up on running away from police and was arrested in downtown Seattle on Thursday morning.

According to Seattle Police, six people approached a man near Fourth and Pine around 5:15 a.m., telling him they wanted to swap jackets. The man refused and the six people attacked him, punching, kicking and knocking him to the ground before taking his jacket, shoes, phone and money.

Officers arrived shortly after, and the victim pointed to the men who assaulted him, who were still nearby.

As officers approached, the suspects separated and fled. One of the suspects was wearing the man’s stolen jacket and rode a bicycle.

Officers pursued the suspect as he made his way to First and the university. The man abandoned the bike and fled, but eventually surrendered to the police.

The 26-year-old suspect was held in King County Jail for theft.

Police returned the jacket and phone to the victim, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

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