Suspects flee after robbing, attacking man with hatchet

The assault took place behind a Home Depot south of Everett. Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.

EVERETT — Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who is suspected of robbing and attacking someone with a hatchet, behind a Home Depot south of Everett.

The robbery took place around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 11900 block of Highway 99, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. A man was approached by three people he didn’t know. One of them struck the man with a hatchet and took his phone and wallet.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries to his arm and was transported to a hospital.

The alleged assailant was identified by the sheriff’s office as Jose D. Navarro-Padilla. He is 51 and described as being 5 feet, 5 inches and 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputies searched the area but didn’t find the suspects.

Anyone with information about the attack or suspects can call 911 or the sheriff’s office anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845.

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