West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 suspects arrested in serial robberies

In recent weeks, we’ve reported on a string of holdups at West Seattle/White Center-area convenience stores. Now, Seattle Police think they have the suspects in custody. The 4 juvenile male suspects actually were arrested after a robbery in the Rainier Valley (4400 S. Mead; map) last Thursday – written up on the SPDBlotter here without any mention of other incidents – then today, we confirmed with the SPD Media Unit that Southwest Precinct detectives believe those same suspects are linked to the robberies in this area. Det. Renee Witt in the Media Unit tells us three of the suspects are 16, and the fourth is 13. Prosecutors are working on charges against the four; we don’t know for sure yet which ones they’ll be charged in connection with, but some of the recent robberies (as linked from the WSB Crime Watch page) included two in one night in early November and a robbery shortly after a holdup attempt on the night of October 22nd.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 suspects arrested in serial robberies"

  • Mookie November 16, 2009 (2:07 pm)

    What kind of time do juveniles get for committing armed robbery? IIRC the West Seattle holdups were at gunpoint…

  • WSB November 16, 2009 (2:10 pm)

    Not sure if gunpoint or “displayed a weapon” but I don’t believe it’s treated differently. We will track this case as closely as we can – I’m about to send a message to the prosecutor’s office to see if they have documentation to share yet. Also, also an IIRC case but I suspect armed robbery may be a crime in which 16-y-o’s can be charged as an adult, don’t think that’s so for the 13 y-o … TR

  • marty November 16, 2009 (5:48 pm)

    I’ll bet their parents are proud….

  • Lory November 18, 2009 (7:13 am)

    Hopefully the parents are mortified, not proud. It’s sad to think these kids have chosen to take this route in their life at all.

  • Annette Palu November 23, 2009 (7:51 pm)

    Makes me wonder who their parents are .

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