West Seattle Crime Watch: Roxbury Safeway robber sought

(WSB photo)
8:09 PM: If you’re in the Westwood/White Center areas, you might be seeing a big police presence, and here’s why: Seattle Police are joining King County Sheriff’s Deputies right now in the search for a man wanted for robbing the Roxbury Safeway, according to a dispatch monitored via scanner. We don’t know details of the robbery but the description broadcast to officers was: Black man, 25-30, black hair, 5’6″, blue scarf, dark jacket, blue jeans. We’ll add anything more we find out.

9:04 PM: No word of an arrest yet; store employees said they couldn’t comment on what happened. But we talked at the scene with King County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Myers, who said the robber held up a checker inside the store and is believed to have acted alone; the search continues.

9:54 AM TUESDAY: Just checked with KCSO’s Sgt. DB Gates. No arrests so far; she also confirms that no weapons were involved, and no one was hurt. No injuries, no arrests, and no weapons. Early reports confirm what a commenter mentioned, that “it appears the suspect grabbed cash from the till when the drawer was opened.” And she says “some evidence was found” during the ensuing search, which included a K-9 team.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Roxbury Safeway robber sought"

  • West Seattle Girl February 2, 2015 (10:51 pm)

    My friend was at the store when it happened. The kid bought a bottle of something and when the cashier opened the drawer, the kid went for it. He ran right by my friend, who in retrospect, wishes that he would have tripped this criminal. My friend described him as a tall skinny young black guy.

  • lj February 2, 2015 (11:24 pm)

    Happened whilst I was shopping. There was an older Caucasian guy in cuffs by the cop cars when I drove out

  • West Seattle Girl February 3, 2015 (2:18 pm)

    Sounds like two seperate incidents happening at the same time…..unless they were together.

    • WSB February 3, 2015 (2:22 pm)

      No one has been arrested, so if someone was in cuffs, it had nothing to do with this. You can’t assume someone in handcuffs has been arrested – we’ve covered more than a few incidents in which police cuffed someone until they were sure what was going on and who did or didn’t do what, and then released one or more cuffed people.

  • Eric February 3, 2015 (2:42 pm)

    Sometimes looking at the replies on my phone, some replies don’t show up, but from the replies I see on my phone, I don’t see anyone assuming the person was arrested

  • sophista-tiki February 3, 2015 (4:57 pm)

    comment #2

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