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Seven teenagers attack and beat pedestrian on Northeast Seventh Street

The following is from the Renton Police Blotter:

An 18-year-old Renton man listening to music on his headphones was kicked and punched by a group of about seven young people as he walked in the 3200 block of Northeast Seventh Street at about 10:20 p.m. Feb. 10.

The same group apparently had attacked another man at about 10:34 p.m. near the 1700 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast. The Renton man was taken to where the suspects in that assault were taken into custody; he identified two of attackers.

The two teens, a 15-year-old from Renton and a 17-year-old from Kent were arrested for investigation of first-degree robbery. They were also being investigated for malicious harassment for what police describe as a racially motivated assault.

The Renton man was bleeding heavily from his face, with blood dripping from his nose and onto his sweatshirt, when officers arrived.

He was tripped and fell to the ground, defenseless, and the assault by the juveniles began with their fists and feet. He was hit by a metal object. The victim tried to cover his face.

The assault stopped when someone noticed the bleeding. The group took his cigarettes, cell phone and $5 and fled east on Northeast Seventh Street. He called 911.

The attackers were male and female and one had AK-47 tattoo on his hand and another had a snake tattoo going down his arm.

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