WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Woman robbed while watching TV at home

Just got information about the reason for a police search northwest of The Junction this morning – which included containment units at spots including the one in our photo above. Scanner traffic at the time talked about burglary – but now police say it was as a home-invasion robbery. Just published via SPD Blotter:

Robbery detectives are searching for a man who broke into a West Seattle home this morning and robbed a woman as she was watching TV.

The victim was watching television at her home in the 4400 block of 47th Avenue Southwest around 8:45 AM when she realized there was an unfamiliar man standing in her room. The man told the woman he wouldn’t hurt her, and said he only wanted cash. The woman pointed the suspect towards her purse beside the bed.

The suspect removed the cash and walked out of the home.

Officers searched the area, even employing a K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect. The woman described the suspect as white, 5’8″ with a medium build, and sandy blonde hair. Police believe (he) entered the woman’s home after kicking in the back door. Robbery detectives are investigating. …

18 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Woman robbed while watching TV at home"

  • Magikarp March 21, 2017 (2:12 pm)

    Thanks, heroin. 

  • Heather March 21, 2017 (2:16 pm)

    Omg. How frightening. 

  • newnative March 21, 2017 (2:39 pm)

    holy crap.  he needs his back door kicked in.  

    • Dave March 21, 2017 (5:42 pm)

      Best comment today.

      • newnative March 21, 2017 (9:33 pm)

        Thanks. This just floors me. 

  • GlynB March 21, 2017 (3:18 pm)

    well, that is scary. I am glad she is not hurt. Something tells me he needed the money for drugs. 

  • West Seattle since 1979 March 21, 2017 (3:32 pm)

    Wow, very scary.

  • Andy March 21, 2017 (3:38 pm)

    Did she hear the door being kicked in? You’d think she would. I live near this location. If he comes calling at my house, he will be in big trouble.

  • Mark March 21, 2017 (4:22 pm)

    Despicable! What a low life!

  • WTF March 21, 2017 (10:47 pm)

    Hmmm. Come a little north, over a little west. Kick in our door. Bang. You don’t leave.

  • ourLAWSsuck March 21, 2017 (11:12 pm)

    This could easily have gone way worse- if she felt she needed to defend herself, and had a gun, or a guy was there, and grabbed a bat to defend his home. Yikes!

    it does “smack” of drug desperation- and it certainly makes sense that these crimes would escalate from the more common burglary, to robbery and home invasion. Why should these (possible) junkies stop at prowling cars , and stealing packages- there are no consequences!! 

  • 4thGenWestSide March 22, 2017 (3:31 pm)

    The description sounds a bit like the burglar who was videotaped earlier this week in West Seattle.  Not sure if he had been apprehended yet or released.  I think I would feel a little better if it turned out to be the same person.  Whomever it is, they sound very desperate.  I hope they can get whatever help they need.  I feel so bad for the woman who went through this. It’s really so sad on all accounts. 

  • Colette March 22, 2017 (5:06 pm)

    I sure hope  she is OK.  I think she may be a woman I used to ride the bus with before I retired.  We would chat about our jobs at corporate law firms.  I believe her mom lives with her.  So frightening.  

  • SillyGoose March 23, 2017 (12:12 pm)

    The package theft person was caught?  I thought the same thing when I saw the photos except package theif was balding. 


    This poor woman how frightening I hope they catch this guy soon.  This is the reason my entire life I refuse to work night shift afraid to be home alone during he day sleeping.   

  • DWilliams March 27, 2017 (5:57 pm)

    Good thing she had cash.  I wonder what he would do if he opened my wallet and found only a single.  I don’t carry cash.

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