West Seattle Crime Watch: Yet MORE citizen crimefighters

Heard one line about this from Tony, but couldn’t track down details – till seeing a short story here: Staffers at Zatz A Better Bagel chased the thief who stole their tip jar and caught him over at 7-11, buying candy. (They’re in this week’s Crime Watch Hall of Fame along with burglarbustindad and prowler-questioning Beach Drivians.) 9:16 AM UPDATE: Southwest Precinct Lt. Von Levandowski answered the inquiry we’d originally sent someone else late yesterday – he confirmed the suspect was caught but actually was taken into custody near PCC (which explains an arrest scene someone else had e-mailed to ask about).

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Yet MORE citizen crimefighters"

  • Michelle Skweerl September 22, 2009 (2:14 am)

    Don’t mess with West Seattle.

  • bsmomma September 22, 2009 (8:37 am)

    How LAME of 7-11 to just allow this guy to spend this womans stolen money. That is just immoral. I would have definitly exercised my right To Refuse Service! I am highly dissappointed with those guys.

  • k September 22, 2009 (8:53 am)

    I can’t wait to see the Crime Watch Hall of Fame page! Maybe Jr. can pick fun avatars to represent the latest inductees.

  • sacatosh September 22, 2009 (9:00 am)

    bsmomma – how would the 7-11 clerk have known?

    I love that our community is standing up to crime. It’s about time.

  • WSB September 22, 2009 (9:35 am)

    Also note, I have just updated the story – police got back to me re: what was a two-part inquiry late yesterday but turned out to be two parts of this same incident – the radio story didn’t have all the details – the suspect was eventually nabbed near PCC – don’t know what exactly transpired between 7-11 and PCC – TR

  • JanS September 22, 2009 (9:36 am)

    I’d like to know how old this miscreant was. Desperate to have money, and then just spending it on candy? If he’s over 14, wow is all I can say…sugar must be destroying the brain cells….

  • burglarbustindad September 22, 2009 (9:57 am)

    Good Job Zatz a Better Bagel
    I am heading to your shop for breakfast
    This story and mine were discussed on the Dori Monson Radio show 9/21 in the 1 PM hour.
    Guard dog Cookie is on duty at home…I hope

  • miws September 22, 2009 (10:13 am)

    Jan, if he’s over 14 or so, he may have something else destroying his brain cells, that causes sugar cravings…



  • Catherine September 22, 2009 (11:00 am)

    What day did the Zatz incident happen?

  • WSB September 22, 2009 (11:31 am)

    Yesterday, according to the original note I got; the note mentioning the arrest near PCC said that happened around 9 am – TR

  • M. September 22, 2009 (12:38 pm)

    Attention burgulars and robbers. WE’RE ONTO YOU!!!

  • Catherine September 22, 2009 (2:24 pm)

    Thanks, TR :)

  • ScubaO2 September 22, 2009 (4:17 pm)

    Someone has to be onto the criminals and burglars, God knows the local police aren’t =/

  • Jose September 22, 2009 (7:01 pm)

    Amen, Scuba.
    Where ARE they, anyway? I was out for a drive and a smoke (insomniac that I am) at about 2:30-3:00 one morning recently, and cruised up and down Alki and Admiral and didn’t see ONE cop.
    Kids were skateboarding on the street on Alki by Spud, calling out obscenities to anyone who dared try to drive on the road.
    Even stopped at the 7-11 on Harbor for a slurpee…nothing. Not one.
    Have they given up on us? I wouldn’t blame them, but…still.

  • t October 4, 2009 (6:16 pm)

    what a waste of time. you should all go back to Eastern Washington.

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