West Seattle estate-sale robbery followup: Police seek home-security video/photos

February 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 10 Comments

Seattle Police Detective Mike Magan says he has never seen anything quite like Thursday afternoon’s Belvidere estate-sale robbery (WSB coverage here) in his 26-year career – and he and his colleagues are working hard to catch the robber. They are hoping someone who lives nearby might have security-camera video or photos that will help them find him, and Detective Magan asked if we would put out that request. He says police combed the area thoroughly and as a result of their search (which included the K-9 team in our photo at right), they think that anyone in the area with camera(s) running 3:15 pm-4:15 pm yesterday might have something that will help, particularly along what they believe was the robber’s escape route:

*Westbound on Hinds from Belvidere
*Southbound on 38th to Manning
*Eastbound on Manning to 35th
*Southbound on 35th

He says they believe the robber eventually got away in a car, likely parked near 38th and Hinds. If you have any kind of imagery from that time frame on Thursday, you can get it to police and remain “completely anonymous,” he says. Det. Magan can be reached at 206-684-5540 or 206-786-4744.

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  1. Anything else? Did this suspect continue to White Center or the WS Bridge? Any description of the suspect or vehicle? Thanks for the report though, I am glad that this hasn’t dissipated.

    Comment by Dustin — 3:55 pm February 1, 2013 #

  2. What about the traffic light on 35th and Fauntleroy next to Seattle Tan and Bond dentistry?

    Comment by Alki Resident — 4:36 pm February 1, 2013 #

  3. Alki…I don’t think there’s a camera there…is there? Besides a traffic cam?

    Comment by JanS — 4:49 pm February 1, 2013 #

  4. Alki Resident: that’s funny. Not.

    Comment by really? — 5:11 pm February 1, 2013 #

  5. There is a traffic camera there. I don’t believe it has streaming video so if you mean, could it have caught the crooks, don’t think so.

    Comment by WSB — 6:04 pm February 1, 2013 #

  6. WSB- It would’ve been a perfect location for a camera under these circumstances. Hopefully somebody will come forward and let police know who these guys are.
    @Really?- Corny

    Comment by Alki Resident — 6:19 pm February 1, 2013 #

  7. The camera is next to the 7-11 and kitty corner from Taco Time.

    Comment by Jill Loblaw — 7:36 pm February 1, 2013 #

  8. Thanks, Jill. That’s the red light ticket camera.

    Comment by WSB — 8:22 pm February 1, 2013 #

  9. State prohibits police from using traffic cam images

    Comment by David N — 6:32 am February 2, 2013 #

  10. Oh good, now my daily commute is an escape route.

    South to Manning, then down 35th across Fauntleroy. But this isn’t the ‘Metro routes suck’ thread, so never mind.

    Comment by JKB — 3:44 pm February 2, 2013 #

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