WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Morgan Junction after bus-stop robbery

10:31 PM: Police are searching in Morgan Junction right now after another report of someone being robbed of their phone. According to preliminary information from scanner traffic, they’re looking for two suspects. No specifics on circumstances so far, but police were summoned to the west side of the 6400 block of California SW, and the suspects were last seen on the east side of the street. Police broadcast these descriptions: White man 20s-30s, about 5’8″, gray hoodie with picture/writing of some sort, red/plaid PJ-type pants; black man 30s-40s, 6′, dark jacket, golf hat, black jeans.

10:50 PM: A friend of the victim tells WSB the robbery happened at the northbound C Line bus stop – the victim then went across the street to contact police.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Morgan Junction after bus-stop robbery"

  • Morgan January 21, 2018 (9:59 am)

    Any update on this? Was a weapon used?

  • Question Authority January 21, 2018 (12:17 pm)

    Was the phone in plain sight (like a beacon in the nite) or demanded from one’s pocket or purse?  Situational awareness is key when others want what you have, but whatever it is/was can be replaced unlike your life.

    • WSB January 21, 2018 (12:27 pm)

      The victim’s friend says the phone was being used at the time. Whether that meant a voice call or screen interaction, I don’t know, and it doesn’t matter – it was a robbery just the same, whether it was grabbed or demanded. And as for “beacon” – if you’re not familiar with this bus stop (which we pass night and day as we live further south in the California SW corridor and have to head north repeatedly for news coverage planned and unplanned, as well as shopping, etc.) it’s brightly lit, and there were open businesses on all nearby corners at that hour, fwiw. We’ll be seeking the report narrative tomorrow. – TR

      • Ear Witness January 21, 2018 (4:13 pm)

        It was both his phone and his wallet, and it definitely wasn’t just a grab-and-dash. The two assailants turned on foot into the parking lot of the round building across from Beveridge Place Pub and the victim lost sight of them. That’s a dead-end lot, so they either hopped a fence or hid until the victim entered the pub.

        The victim went into BPP to borrow a phone. After speaking with the police and failing to track his phone, he called his bank (B of A) to cancel his cards. It took so long to cancel the cards because of the bank’s cumbersome system, the thieves by then had tried to use his card at the 76 station on Roxbury. 

        I’d be surprised if the police haven’t tried to identify the crooks via surveillance video at the gas station. Nothing surprises me with SPD, they seem exceedingly passive, so we’ll see what WSB digs up tomorrow.

  • Swede. January 21, 2018 (2:54 pm)

    Was having a drink right across the street when this supposedly happend, didn’t see it, but did notice a parking enforcement car stopped there and the guy from it was questioning a guy at the C-line stopp for a rather long time right around this time… 

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