Happening nearby: Homeless man assaulted near Lynnwood Park and Ride early Saturday morning, Police investigating series of armed robberies

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A homeless man was assaulted early Saturday morning near the Lynnwood Park and Ride on 200th St. SW.

Lynnwood Police said that the incident took place at about 1:20 a.m. The 20-year-old man was assaulted in what appears to be a robbery.

The victim has several injuries from being struck multiple times in the head by some type of object. He was transported to the hospital. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.  The victim was robbed of his wallet.

The suspects are described as being in their 20s. They are a white male, black male and a white female. The suspects and victim are familiar with each other, Police said.

The Lynnwood Police also are investigating a series of armed robberies that have occurred in the past two weeks.

There have been five armed robberies or robbery attempts since Sept. 25 in the City. The details of the robberies are as follows:

Sept. 25:  At approximately 9:50 p.m., a 33-year-old Granite Falls resident was walking down the street in the 17600 block of 36th Ave W. A vehicle stopped and two mid to late 20s black males approached him. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and robbed the victim of a cell phone. One suspect was described as a black male approximately 5-foot-8 with a thin build. The suspects left in a dark colored vehicle.

Sept. 27: At approximately 8:15 p.m., a 21-year old exchange student, who resides in Lynnwood, was in Wilcox Park (5215 196th St. SW.) when he was approached by three black males, all were described as approximately 5-foot-11 with thin builds. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the victims iPod. The victim kept walking, ignoring the suspects, who then physically assaulted him but left without getting any property from the victim. The victim did not receive any serious injuries.

Approximately 15 minutes later: a 16-year old Lynnwood resident was walking down the street in the 19100 block of 52nd Ave W, which is just a few blocks from Wilcox Park. He was approached by two black males with a similar description. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the victims headphones, cell phone and backpack.

Oct. 1: At approximately 9:12 p.m., three 16-year-old exchange students who live in Lynnwood were walking in the 17400 block of 44th Ave W. They were approached by three males, described as white males, two of whom displayed handguns and demanded the victims cellphone and headphones.  The suspects left in a dark colored vehicle.

Approximately 15 minutes later: a 25-year-old Lynnwood resident was walking in the 17600 block of Spruce Way, which is only a few blocks from the previous robbery. He was approached by one black male who was the passenger in a dark colored vehicle. The suspect asked the victim for the time and when the victim pulled out his cell phone to check the time the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the cell phone. The victim, who has a valid concealed pistol license, pulled out the handgun he was carrying and upon seeing this the suspect jumped back into the vehicle and fled without any property. The suspect was described as an early 20s black male.

All of these robberies have involved victims who were walking in the evening after dark. In four of the incidents the victims were alone. In each case the suspects were targeting cell phones or other electronic devices.

Lynnwood detectives are investigating these cases. Anyone who has information related to these robberies is asked to contact Det. Jorgensen at 425-670-5632.

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