The victim’s vehicle after the assault and robbery of a jewelry courier in Bellevue on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

The victim’s vehicle after the assault and robbery of a jewelry courier in Bellevue on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue police investigating stabbing, robbery of jewelry courier

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:29pm
  • News

A man carrying jewelry was stabbed in Bellevue Thursday.

Bellevue police responded to the assault at 2:08 p.m. in the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center, located on the southeast corner of 148th Avenue and Main Street.

When officers arrived, they located a the jewelry courier with multiple non-life-threatening stab wounds. Investigators learned that the victim was transporting an undisclosed amount of jewelry in his vehicle. He told police a suspect approached him while he was seated in his vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect broke the drivers’ side window, and forcibly removed him from the car. The victim was then stabbed at least once, and the jewelry he was transporting was taken. The suspect then left in another vehicle.

The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Detectives are at the scene investigating, and a portion of the parking lot remains closed during the investigation. Police believe this was a targeted attack, and do not believe that there is any ongoing threat to the community.

Bellevue police spokesperson Seth Tyler said police are not releasing a description of the suspect or getaway car at this time.


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