West Seattle Crime Watch: Telltale beer can helps solve robbery

If you haven’t seen it in the SPDBlotter feed on the Crime Watch page already: A West Seattle robbery solved by fingerprints on a thrown beer can. The SPDBlotter report says it happened at “a convenience store in the 6300 block of 35th SW” (map) on December 12th; two people who tried to buy beer but were turned away for lack of ID started throwing beer cans at the clerk, then hit him, and one made off with the register in the meantime. They got away but prints were lifted from the beer cans and one was traced about a week ago to a 19-year-old man; turns out he’s i the King County Jail on an unrelated warrant, and has now confessed to this crime; the other suspect’s still being sought. Read the full SPDBlotter story here.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Telltale beer can helps solve robbery"

  • sw February 2, 2010 (11:46 am)

    Darwin Award nominee.

  • onceachef February 2, 2010 (12:01 pm)

    I love beer! :)

  • SarahScoot February 2, 2010 (12:09 pm)

    Darwin Award honorable mention, maybe, but one has to die to win the Darwin Award. This one’s a loser. ;-)

  • marty February 2, 2010 (12:28 pm)

    I guess I can safely assume his previous arrest wasn’t for performing a botched brain surgery…

  • KBear February 2, 2010 (12:37 pm)

    How about an award for the helpful beer can?

  • sw February 2, 2010 (12:43 pm)

    Ah, very true SarahScoot. I got a bit excited there. :-)

  • dotty February 2, 2010 (5:02 pm)

    I worked at a local place where we had the till ripped off a few times over a few months. The business was locked, however the 10ft walls did not connect to the ceiling (it was inside another business). Our Guy was caught because upon scaling the wall he dropped his jail release papers out of his pocket. I swear it’s true.

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