Hoping these will be the last ones for the night, but they couldn’t wait till tomorrow. Ann wants to send out a warning about the robbers who held up her son and friends in Westwood last night, and Jeanine sent word of a break-in this afternoon. Both reports ahead:
First, just in from Ann:
After 11:30 pm last night (8/17/11) my 15 year old son and his two friends were walking from Westwood Village headed toward Arbor Heights. when they noticed that there were two African American young men, dressed in black following them. The boys felt uneasy about the two~ and went into the 7-11 on the corner of 35th and Barton to allow the two guys pass by.
When they felt that the coast was clear, they headed towards Arbor Heights and before they know it, they were approached by the two guys again. Looks like they were waiting for my son and his friends.
The 2 guys showed a handgun and had my son give up his cell phone and Vashon Island Lacrosse team jacket. my son and his friends didn’t have any money on them (thank goodness). So the guys didn’t get much from the boys. cell phones and clothing can be easily replaced.
They had walked to and from Westwood Village many times (day and night) over the past few years without any incidents. My son said the 2 guys made a comment as having some affiliation with the guys that shot and killed SweetHeart the other night. This makes me even more nervous.
i would like to warn the residents of Westwood, especially around the Westwood Village area, to please be careful when they are walking at night.
And from Jeanine:
I thought the WSB should know that myself and my husband were burglarized today around 3pm in the 6700 block of 18th Ave SW. They crawled in through the downstairs door window after trying to kick in the door. (I had a door club/stop in place, which slowed them down.) They took a TV, a laptop, a shotgun, and a ring. The officers who helped us said that they’re pretty sure they know who did it as they are repeat offenders. As evidence, they confiscated one of my kitchen knives that the burglars were carrying around the house, broken glass and a bloodied curtain from the door they came through. Thankfully, they did not make a huge mess and nothing was rifled through, but our dog is pretty shaken up. A neighbor saw the burglars and called the police. Please make the neighborhood aware (we already informed our block watch captain), and if anyone has any info please let us know.