West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Home-invasion suspect

A new development in the Alki home-invasion robbery we first told you about early yesterday: Seattle Police have released this image of one of the suspected robbers. They say it’s from an ATM here in West Seattle, captured as the suspect used a credit card stolen in the robbery. If you have any idea who this is, or any other information about the robbery, call the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535. The SPD Blotter update on this adds: “Anonymous calls are welcome.”

14 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Home-invasion suspect"

  • Wendell October 20, 2011 (12:55 pm)

    The Basin Head Bandit?

  • Lola October 20, 2011 (1:55 pm)

    Looks like a pretty clear picture to me. I hope somebody can ID him.

  • T-Rex October 20, 2011 (2:14 pm)

    Why do I hear a song from “The Wizard of Oz”?

  • Neighbor October 20, 2011 (2:28 pm)


  • 2 Much Whine October 20, 2011 (2:30 pm)

    Why can’t ATM’s and convenience stores have better cameras? My daughter’s Fischer Price camera takes far better pictures than “security” cameras. . . . I don’t get it. Can an enlightened person educate me?

    • WSB October 20, 2011 (2:47 pm)

      2 Much – This may not be the most accurate answer but my first try at it is: In order to be CONTINUOUSLY recording, for storage space reasons among others, you have to have a relatively low-resolution image. That said, I wonder if it’s really the newest technology … obviously many ATMs are years old and might still be operating with cameras installed many, many tech revs/improvements ago. – TR

  • Peter October 20, 2011 (2:30 pm)

    Davy Crockett?

  • Anonymous October 20, 2011 (2:31 pm)

    I hope someone recognizes this guy and helps us catch him.. He had both the people at gunpoint.. :/

  • Great October 20, 2011 (3:25 pm)

    I know there are a lot of raccoons in West Seattle but to see one robbing people while wearing one..what is this world coming too??

  • Lfauntleroy October 20, 2011 (4:43 pm)

    I don’t know…looks like a pretty clear picture to me. It’s nobody I know but if it was I could tell from this photo. What a dummy! Surely someone is gonna recognize & turn this fool in.

  • Terry October 20, 2011 (7:19 pm)

    He won’t be turned in. It’s the code of the gutless.

  • Question October 20, 2011 (8:20 pm)

    This idiot better be on his way out if town cause if they get him he’s going away for a long time. That is absolutely a strike felony. Hope they catch him.

  • Jasperblu October 20, 2011 (9:21 pm)

    Sure hope they catch these jerks!

  • nulu October 21, 2011 (8:46 am)

    Tracy makes a good point as to video surveillance quality.

    Camera technologies that cost more than $2,000 ten years ago are now widely available for 1/10 of that.

    It is the cost of replacing all of the old stuff as well as tax issues such as depreciation schedules that keeps old systems.

    ‘Lfauntleroy’ also makes a viable point, anyone who knows or sees this perp will likely recognize him from this frame grab.

    And all of this commentary on image quality during a time we are embracing less quality in cell phones and computer products.

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