The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old local man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (July 25) near Hazel Valley Elementary School in the 13100 block of 4th Ave SW in Burien (map below).

Police say that the victim was walking home from work when he realized someone (the suspect) was following him as he walked westbound on SW 128th Street. When the victim turned onto 4th Ave SW he said the suspect continued following him.

The victim crossed the street, and the suspect did too. When the victim was near Hazel Valley Elementary School, the suspect approached him, pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and robbed him of his backpack, cell phone and wallet containing his ID and debit card.

The suspect then ran north on 4th Ave SW.

Police attempted a track with K-9, and the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter searched the area but they did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6’2”, approximately 18-years old, heavy set, and was last seen wearing a hooded camo jacket with horizontal stripes and black baggy pants.