Non-snow news: Highland Park/White Center robberies update

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A West Seattle Crime Watch update before we top the main page with evening updates on the weather, looking ahead to tomorrow: We have new information about law enforcers’ search for robbers who are believed to have hit at least three stores in the south West Seattle/north White Center area in the past week — stickups at Gas Depot and Lucky Seven last Thursday, and at the Country Deli this past Tuesday (WSB coverage here; map above shows the three locations). According to information forwarded by Southwest Precinct Lt. Steve Paulsen, investigators reviewing surveillance video — which has not yet been publicly released (though we have requested any available images) — say “the suspects can be seen … milling about outside for a while prior to the robberies, checking to see if any customers inside.” Investigators want to get this information to local businesspeople: If you see suspicious-looking people hanging around outside your business, call 911. Until we get visuals, all we can tell you regarding a description is what little police have shared — “possibly” Hispanic men in their “late teens/early twenties” — they have been described as wearing bandannas over their faces, and toting at least one shotgun.

2 Replies to "Non-snow news: Highland Park/White Center robberies update"

  • gw December 19, 2008 (7:45 am)

    oh good. my house is right in the middle of the map. Hopefully the owners of the quickie-mart at the end of the block have good security cameras.

  • A.L. December 19, 2008 (8:42 am)

    I’m pretty sure the cameras that Howard has at the Country Deli are decent. I really hope they catch these guys!

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