Another West Seattle Crime Watch report this morning: We just confirmed that a police search in the Delridge/Findlay area last night was because of an armed robbery at a local store. Read on for details:
It happened just after 10 pm at the Super 24 in the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW. Det. Mark Jamieson in SPD media relations tells WSB that it unfolded in three phases: First the store owner saw a teenage boy, whom he recognized as a frequent customer, come into the store, go back to the coolers, open several coolers’ doors, then leave without buying anything. He came back a short time later, went to the back of the store and got a bottle of something, looked toward the front of the store – and then another male comes in, goes right up to the counter, pulls a gun on the store owner, demands that he open the register and hand over the cash. He and the teenager in the back of the store – who by that time had a bottle of an alcoholic beverage – then run out of the store together. They were last seen running eastbound across Delridge. The robber is described as a white male, with a white plastic mask covering his face, black hooded fur-lined jacket, jeans, black and white tennis shoes, armed with a black revolver; the other suspect is described as a black male, 14 to 16 years old, 5’8″, wearing a stocking cap, black jacket, and jeans. Police searched but didn’t find them; however, some evidence – including the mask – was found, and prints were lifted.