Olympia police are searching for a group of suspects who assaulted two women in downtown Olympia in the early hours of Thursday, then stole one woman’s purse and car.
Police responded to a disturbance outside Jake’s on 4th, 311 Fourth Ave. E., involving two female victims and a group of at least six men and women about 1 a.m.
The victims reported that they had both been punched and knocked to the ground, briefly losing consciousness, said Lt. Paul Lower.
When they came to, one of the women noticed that her purse was missing. When her husband went to pick up her car, that was missing, too.
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Both women were transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and treated for possible concussions, Lower said.
About 10 a.m. Thursday, the woman whose purse and car were stolen received an alert from her bank that one of her credit cards had been used at a nearby grocery store.
Lower said Saturday morning that the vehicle, a red 2014 Jeep Patriot, still hasn’t been recovered.
The license plate number is AQW1427, and a Dutch Brothers decal depicting lips is stuck to the back passenger window on the driver’s side.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).