Man attempts to rob teen with a boxcutter

Teen was accosted in his driveway, received injuries

A Renton High School student was attacked with a box cutter in his own driveway by a man trying to rob him, according to police.

Jacob DeLos Santos, 18, had just pulled into his driveway after going to the gym the evening of Wednesday, May 22 at 1500 block of North Third Street in Renton. As he went to the other side of his vehicle to grab his stuff out of the car, an unknown man behind Santos told him to “give him everything he had.”

When Santos told the man he didn’t have anything, he began to swing at him with the small knife.

Santos told police he believes the suspect was aiming for his face. He put his arm up to protect himself, and was cut three times by the attacker, according to the police report. He used his other arm to push the subject away from him. According to a police report of the incident, the suspect fled down an alley way.

Police then arrived at the scene and spoke to Santos, who was treated for his injuries by Renton Regional Fire Authority.

Police conducted a K9 track and a Guardian One helicopter search but were unable to find the suspect. The attacker is described by Santos as a white man in his mid-20s to mid-30s, wearing brown shorts and a gray hoodie with the hood up.

Currently the suspect has not been identified, and no charges have been filed. One officer stated there was probable cause for first-degree attempted robbery.

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