Hoquiam police are investigating a strong arm robbery incident that took place at the YMCA, 2500 Block Simpson Avenue, on Tuesday April 28, at 8:30 PM. At that time a 14 year old Hoquiam youth arrived at the YMCA in a car with his father and drove into the parking lot. The father handed his son a 100 dollar bill with which to purchase a membership to the YMCA. The youth got out of the vehicle with the bill clutched in his hand and has he neared the front door to the Y he was approached by a boy the victim knows only as "Jessie".
The victim told officers that Jessie grabbed hold of his jacket and threw him to the ground and kicked him several times in the leg. While the victim was on the ground the suspect pulled the 100 dollar bill from his hand and ran southbound toward Aberdeen Avenue.
During the incident the suspect did not say anything to the victim. The victim stated that he believes he knows the suspect only from attending Hoquiam high school with him. He described Jessie as being about 16 years old, 5'9-6' tall and wearing a blue shirt, with the word "Famous" on the front of it, blue jeans and skate shoes.
There were several witnesses to the incident and the victim was not injured during the assault. At this time suspect "Jessie" has not yet been identified. The victim did not know if Jessie still attends Hoquiam high. Anyone who may have any information as to the identity of Jessie is asked to call Detective Shane Krohn at 532-0892 Ext. 109.