Everett Woman Robbed of Cell Phone She Was Selling to Pay for Son’s Brain Surgery

October 25, 2013

Everett, Police Blotter

Cell Phone Robbery in Everett

Surveillance image provided by Everett Police

Troubling story from Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell this afternoon…

Everett Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the male who robbed a woman of a cell phone she was selling to raise money for her son’s brain surgery.

On the evening of October 23, 2013, a female reported she was robbed of a cell phone. Officers responded to the community building of Broadway Condominiums (215 100th St SW) where they met the victim. The victim, a 36 year-old mother, told police she posted an ad on Craigslist to sell her Samsung Galaxy S4 phone to raise money for her son’s upcoming brain surgery. The victim agreed to meet a male in the common area of her apartment complex to sell the phone. The male arrived, pulled up his hood outside the building and entered. When the male was handed the phone, he examined it then turned and ran out the doors.

The victim chased the male and caught him outside. He turned and tried punching her in the face but missed. The male pulled and pushed the victim into the building while she held tight to his sweatshirt. The male slipped out of the sweatshirt and ran to a waiting car.

The sweatshirt, containing a screwdriver and pepper spray, was impounded as evidence.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his late teens to mid-20’s, about 5’-7” tall and 180 pounds. He wore a blue and white shirt, dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The suspect left the area in a silver sedan style car.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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One Response to “Everett Woman Robbed of Cell Phone She Was Selling to Pay for Son’s Brain Surgery”

  1. horrified Says:

    So sad that this happened. This is a family of 6 that only has 1 person working. I also heard they had just moved back home to reunify, their family in 2012 after the little guys 2nd brain surgery. Then 6 months later on his birthday they were here getting him checked and he had a new diagnosis and was told it would be 3-5 yrs before he needed surgery. Then about 6 more months they did another check and found he was getting worse and needed surgery soon so they decided to sell everything they could and move back with nothing. They live in a small 1 bedroom and the temporary car they got is falling apart. Well at least the little guy just restarted school.