West Seattle Crime Watch: Wash House robbed; Gatewood search

Thanks to everyone who sent notes tonight wondering about sirens/police searching/etc. Sometimes, it’s nothing. In this case, we have information on two cases, after checking with police. First – the Wash House in the 6300 block of 35th SW (map) was robbed just after 9:30 pm. Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams says the robbers were described as “four young-adult-age suspects, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.” It was later found and turned out to be a pellet gun. It was used to hit the laundromat clerk in the head; Lt. Williams says Seattle Fire crews treated the clerk for a “laceration.” No arrests so far. We also asked about officers searching in the Gatewood area, around the 6700 block of 38th SW (map), in the 11 pm hour. He says a resident called 911 after hearing “noises outside her home”; officers searched but didn’t find anything.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Wash House robbed; Gatewood search"

  • mookie July 16, 2011 (12:00 pm)

    I’m really mad the Wash House got robbed, and hope the clerk there is ok. They’ve worked so hard to make that a cool laundromat w/the free wifi and stuff. #%(#&@*# “young-adult-age” thugs.
    Every time I hear of something like this happening, I fantasize that businesses could all just install hidden trap doors in the floor in front of their counters, and when threatened, clerks could just push a button and whoooosh! The thugs drop safely into a dank pit where they’re trapped — gnawed by hungry weasels – until police come to collect them.
    OK, maybe that would be too expensive to install…perhaps the ability to electrify the lobby floor, or ooooh I know what about an electrified NET that drops down from the ceiling, both tasering them and wrapping them in a tidy package for Johnny Law?
    (The above paragraphs evince the reason it’s probably best that I don’t have an actual storefront. I’d make the news having managed to end up in the trapdoor pit thingy.)

  • koni July 16, 2011 (2:05 pm)

    The hungry weasels would be cheap and effective though….;) Hope the clerk isn’t too traumatized…we need our cool local businesses to thrive without having to put up with idiots like the robbers..

  • Annie July 18, 2011 (12:42 pm)

    Clerk is fine, however they stole his laptop he uses for school and a few stiches to the head.

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