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Knife-Wielding iPhone Robber Allegedly Flees To Occupy Seattle Encampment

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A Seattle man was allegedly robbed of his iPhone at knifepoint by a man he saw flee to Occupy Seattle's encampment at Seattle Central Community College early Sunday. (credit: KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Seattle man was allegedly robbed of his iPhone at knifepoint by a man he saw flee to Occupy Seattle’s encampment at Seattle Central Community College early Sunday. (credit: KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – A man who was allegedly robbed of his iPhone at knifepoint early Sunday says the suspect fled to the Occupy Seattle encampment at Seattle Central Community College.

Seattle police are investigating a claim of an armed robbery at the hands of someone who took refuge with Occupy Seattle shortly after robbing a man at knifepoint. Seattle Police Det. Mark Jamieson said that the man who was robbed told police that a 27-year-old man he knew robbed him of his iPhone before fleeing to SCCC around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police indicated that the robber is a red-headed white man with a beard, wearing black pants and a black jacket. The investigation is ongoing.

Just two hours later, police would break up a knife fight in an alley. To this point, it is uncertain whether the incident is related to the iPhone armed robbery.

Occupy Seattle remains in the headlines, this despite being prohibited last week from occupying SCCC any longer due to what the board of trustees for Seattle’s community colleges call unsanitary conditions. Police continue to investigate whether an act of vandalism against a Seattle bank over the weekend — one in which “revenge for Occupy Oakland” was spray-painted — was connected to anyone from within the Occupy movement. Authorities are also looking into the claim of an Occupy Seattle protester having a miscarriage following a Nov. 15 incident with police.

Messages left by CBS Seattle for Occupy Seattle were not immediately returned.

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