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May 23, 2009 at 6:49 AM

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Bicyclist attacked and robbed in downtown Seattle

Posted by John de Leon

Two people were arrested early this morning after they allegedly attacked and robbed a bicyclist at Third Avenue and Pike Street.

At 1:47 a.m., the bicyclist was taunted and then assaulted by a group of males and females at Third and Pike, according to Seattle police. The assailants took the man's bicycle and helmet. A passerby was able to retrieve the bike and return it to the victim.

When the victim approached the group of thugs and asked for his helmet back, one of them pulled out a stun gun and threatened the victim. Police stopped the group of suspects at First Avenue and Pine Street. Two were positively identified, although more were involved. Officers recovered two stun guns.

Two males -- a juvenile and an adult -- were arrested for investigation of robbery.

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