On January 26th at approximately 5:45 PM, Fife Officers were dispatched to a robbery in the 1200 block of 54th Ave E. Officers contacted the victim who relayed to them that he was on a lunch break from his nearby place of employment, and was walking back from a convenience store. The victim said another male was walking on the sidewalk toward him and when he passed the other male, the male grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and tried to drag him to the ground. The suspect and victim struggled over a bag of food that the victim had just purchased and the suspect was able to pull the bag away from the victim. When the victim tried to take the bag back, the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the victim. The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet which the victim gave him. The suspect fled on foot south on 54th Ave E toward Pacific Hwy E.
The suspect was described as a white male, mid-twenties to mid-thirties, medium build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and blue jeans. The suspect was also described as having a “bushy blond beard” and “stained teeth.” Detectives believe the suspect may be a transient living somewhere in the area.