A police sketch of the suspect who snatched a gold necklace off of a woman’s neck last Thursday. Sketch courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

A police sketch of the suspect who snatched a gold necklace off of a woman’s neck last Thursday. Sketch courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond police searching for necklace robber

Suspect snatched gold necklace off of a woman’s neck.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00pm
  • News

Redmond police are searching for a man accused of snatching a gold necklace off of a woman’s neck as she waited for a bus last Thursday afternoon.

The victim told police she was talking on her cell phone at about 4:15 p.m. at the bus stop in the 4800 block of 156th Ave. NE. The suspect walked up to her, slapped her phone out of her hand, and kicked her when she attempted to pick up the phone.

The suspect then grabbed her gold necklace, yanked it from her neck and ran off toward nearby apartments, according to Redmond police.

The victim chased the suspect for a short time before he brandished a knife and fled the area on foot. Police were not notified of the incident until the following day so an immediate search of the area was not possible.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, with a goatee, about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing headphones, a gray hooded shirt, black pants and black shoes.

The incident details are similar to several thefts last August and September in Redmond and Bellevue, police said.

Please call the Redmond Police non-emergency line at 425-556-2500 if you have any information about the suspect.

A police sketch of the suspect who snatched a gold necklace off of a woman’s neck last Thursday. Sketch courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

A police sketch of the suspect who snatched a gold necklace off of a woman’s neck last Thursday. Sketch courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

More in News

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video of the situation as seen through their traffic cameras. Screenshot courtesy of the WSDOT Twitter account
UPDATE: Man peacefully in custody after 520 bridge standoff

Police closed all lanes on the floating bridge after finding an uncooperative driver had a shot gun.

Redmond mayor’s ‘Day of Concern’ food drive is this weekend

This year’s food drive will be on Sept. 22-23 at the Bella Bottega QFC.

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village and “annihilated” Decks and Spas. Kailan Manandic/staff photo
Locals rally around business incinerated by Rose Hill fire

A GoFundMe campaign for Kirkland’s Decks and Spas, formerly of Redmond, has raised $11,995 to rebuild the business.

Redmond Historical Society marks milestones amid many changes

Group celebrates 15 years of walking tours, which give glimpses into community’s colorful past.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

County officials warn of more HIV transmissions among homeless drug users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection-drug users in north… Continue reading

Clara Barton Elementary School entrance. Photo courtesy of LWSD.
Two new elementary schools open in Redmond

New schools provide space for 690 students each; eases overcrowding in LWSD.

Cirque du Soleil dazzles the audience with its latest show “VOLTA,” at Marymoor Park. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Cirque du Soleil premieres ‘VOLTA’ in Redmond

The show premiered Sept. 7 and will conclude Nov. 4.

Most Read