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Street sweeper assaulted and robbed at Fred Meyer

A street sweeper cleaning the parking lot at the Bremerton Fred Meyer store was beaten and robbed at gunpoint as he worked during the early hours of Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Three suspects were described by the victim as ranging in height from 5,3 to 6,3. One man was white and the other two were described as “Asian” or “Hispanic.” The men ranged in age from 20 to 30, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff Office.

Deputies said they responded to the call to find the six-foot-three-inch tall victim speaking rapidly, shaking and “sweating profusely” after the men stopped his street sweeper by jumping out of the bushes  pointing a semi-automatic handgun at his windshield threatening to shoot him.  After punching the victim in the face and stomach the suspects riffled his pockets and sweeper truck, according to a sheriff's office press release.

The victim's wallet, $82, iPod touch, a pack of cigarettes and a child's wallet were taken, deputies said.

The suspects escaped the scene by running off into some “bushes” in the direction of Riddell Road. A K-9 search was unsuccessful, according to authorities who considered the men a danger to other citizens.

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