Update: Helicopter search over Greenbridge after WC robbery

9:42 PM: We have been chasing reports of a helicopter for half an hour and have finally found Guardian One over the Greenbridge area. We have just found sheriff’s deputies to ask on the ground – they say it’s a “possible armed robbery suspect” from a White Center business.

10:19 PM: Commenters say the chopper’s gone – we left the area it was circling (the wetland just west of Greenbridge) in hopes of finding the reported robbery target, described as a produce stand, but didn’t see anything on the ground along any of the main business streets. Will follow up with KCSO tomorrow.

10:41 PM: Via Twitter, the Guardian One team says the suspect they were seeking was not found. Description: “… male … about 5’9″, wearing a red hoody, blue jeans, wearing a black beanie.”

WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West says, “(Last night) at about 8:40 pm at the Best Roasted Corn Stand on the corner of SW 98th and 15 Av Sw: A male suspect walked up to the stand, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect also demanded the employees cell phone. The suspect fled on foot. The suspect spoke to the victim in Spanish. He was described as a Hispanic male, skinny, about 5’8″ tall, mid 40’s and was wearing a red sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black beanie. The victim has seen him in the area before.”

15 Replies to "Update: Helicopter search over Greenbridge after WC robbery"

  • Willow March 18, 2014 (9:47 pm)

    Thank you for posting! Been wondering what was up. Any additional info appreciated.

  • Ollie March 18, 2014 (9:51 pm)

    Where is Greenbridge?

  • me on 28th Ave SW March 18, 2014 (9:51 pm)

    Thanks WSB for your diligence in finding the reason! I’ve been skulking in the blog since shortly after 9; I knew you’d get the answer.

  • m March 18, 2014 (9:51 pm)

    Been hearing it / watching it from 17th and Henderson for about an hour. Thank you, WSB, for following up on it & keeping us posted.

  • Nick March 18, 2014 (9:52 pm)

    Thanks for reporting was curious what was up

  • Liz March 18, 2014 (9:53 pm)

    Please post the info on WCN, thanks!

    • WSB March 18, 2014 (10:00 pm)

      liz, i cannot access it by phone, sorry. i have tweeted on wcn twitter acct.

  • RickB March 18, 2014 (9:54 pm)

    Ditto on the thanks. Been hearing it for a while here at 26th & Roxbury. A bit disconcerting considering today’s events.

  • westseattledood March 18, 2014 (9:55 pm)

    This search started closer to 8:00 pm or thereabouts I think. At least 1 1/2 hrs. of circling.

    I too would be very interested to know which business.

    • WSB March 18, 2014 (10:01 pm)

      This is all we have and we have driven all around WC ground too. Sorry. Best we can do.

  • Jen March 18, 2014 (9:59 pm)

    I think it finally stopped.

  • miws March 18, 2014 (10:01 pm)

    Ollie, Greenbridge is in the 8th & Roxbury area.



  • westseattledood March 18, 2014 (10:08 pm)

    Seems to be quiet out there now – don’t hear the helicopters anyway. After 1 1/2 hrs. Hope they caught them.

  • datamuse March 18, 2014 (11:55 pm)

    At about 9:30 I saw a KCSO deputy talking with someone at the roasted corn stand at the corner of 15th and 98th for a long time, maybe that was it?
    Bummer if so. That and the taco truck right there are my favorite late-night quick-food options.

    • WSB March 19, 2014 (6:46 am)

      Thanks, DM. I hope to find out from KCSO’s public-information officer this morning.

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