West Seattle Crime Watch: Suspect search after robbery report

(Police on 16th, north of Roxbury, south of the reported crime scene)
10:33 PM: Police are searching right now in South Delridge for a suspect in what was reported to be a robbery. We don’t have full details yet but we have gone to the scene and can confirm a heavy police presence, including K-9 teams. The scanner indicates one person is being detained and another being sought. More as we get it.

10:44 PM UPDATE: Police at the scene are not saying much but do confirm one person is being questioned and another being sought. They say two people went into a business in the 9400 block of 16th SW and one of them showed a gun; the details of the reported robbery are still being sorted out. No injuries reported; no description made available to us for the person who’s being sought.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Suspect search after robbery report"

  • Snowflake May 26, 2012 (10:50 pm)

    I’m so over this neighborhood…

  • Coyote May 26, 2012 (11:44 pm)

    Such a shame. This is why I don’t go to White Center anymore.

  • -Scott May 26, 2012 (11:52 pm)

    Because every other neighborhood of Seattle is completely free of crime.

  • Cheryl May 27, 2012 (2:04 am)

    Any news to clarify what this was and if there is still someone wandering around more than a little edgy and carrying a gun? Between this and the wandering bridge crash victims just hauled away outside my house in Pigeon Point, sleep will be elusive. .

  • jiggers May 27, 2012 (5:03 am)

    How safe is West Seattle? Coyote.. They don’t want your self centered thinking over in White Center anyways. If that’s what’s keeping you from going there then I suspect you don’t get out much because guess what? robberies happen everywhere..

  • Joel May 27, 2012 (5:48 am)

    it would be interesting to take a map of Seattle and put a tack or a sticker at the scene of major crimes. wonder what areas of Seattle would be filled with stars and pretty stickers.

    events such as the shooting at Seattle Center last night should be noted as ‘gang unit investigating’

    • WSB May 27, 2012 (8:45 am)

      Joel – here’s the kind of map you’re asking about.
      Cheryl – no. There are three incidents I am trying to get more information about, including this one, and at this point I don’t have much hope of more information before Tuesday unless the media-relations person on call for the whole city decides to write about it, and so far, there have been much bigger incidents OUTSIDE West Seattle – at least two shootings last night alone – for what happened here to get to that level. If we do manage to rustle up more info, of course we will add it – TR

  • Delridge Chick May 27, 2012 (11:44 am)

    Props to WSBlog for always being so quick to respond to incidents. You guys are great. I even have my husband trained to say “Go check the blog” anytime we see something going on :) Love this reliable source.

    In looking at the police report map that WSB provided, I rather be here in West Seattle than any other place in Seattle! The incidences seem to be far less violent, and far less of them. I think we tend to THINK we have a lot more crime out here, only because we have a resource (WSB) that is so on top of reporting these incidents to us.

    • WSB May 27, 2012 (11:55 am)

      It’s all relative. And people say the same thing on a larger basis … KING linked its story about the FOUR drive-by shootings (plus a non-drive-by shooting) elsewhere in the city overnight – five shootings! none in WS – via Facebook, and the FB comments ran along the lines of “Seattle is going to hell” with somebody reasonably pointing out “we just hear more about this than we used to because there are news outlets reporting quickly.” (And I might add, SPD’s blog-format “Blotter” site has also stepped up its publishing frequency in the past few months, though none of the WS incidents overnight apparently hit their bar.) P.S. I just checked our archives to verify … we have not had a SINGLE case of anyone being shot by someone else in West Seattle since the Morgan Junction murder four months ago. I checked on that case the other day, BTW, and the suspect continues to make his way through the court system, with another “status”-type hearing set for next month … TR

  • jiggers May 27, 2012 (4:08 pm)

    We have no justice system. It is really a legal system. A big difference.

  • datamuse May 27, 2012 (5:10 pm)

    Jeez, Coyote, did you also stop driving on 35th when John’s corner deli got robbed?

  • mehud7 May 28, 2012 (7:16 am)

    Seems like there have been several robberies on the 9400 block of 16th Ave SW recently.

  • datamuse May 28, 2012 (5:30 pm)

    Two since the beginning of the year is “several”?

  • CJ Regards May 30, 2012 (12:50 pm)

    Well when you have a police department run by a guy so dillusional that he makes a headline statement that “gangs aren’t the problem it is guns”, what do you expect?

    According to the seattle police chief you don’t have to worry about gangbangers because they aren’t the problem and if that is so I think they really shouldn’t be jailed for what guns do. We just need to watch out for any guns (I guess knives or bats or anything else too though the chief didn’t specify that) that happens to be jumping out of their clothes and chasing us citizens down the street. Can’t be the chief sucks at his job, supervised by a mayor with, let me see what was it last, a 30% approval rating? it has to be inanimate objects that are causing the problem.

  • Don May 30, 2012 (2:16 pm)

    What I see as the problem isn’t guns so much as those who have them and shouldn’t. What has been done in a couple of our southern states is anyone committing any kind of a crime while carrying a gun is automaticly given a minimum sentance of 3 to 5 years plus the sentance for the crime which they committed and nothing off for time served, no special deals, no questions asked.. This law has detured a lot of the people doing even minor crimes from carrying a gun. We should institute a program like this here in Seattle. There should also be a minimum sentance for anyone caught just carrying a consealed gun if they don’t have a valid consealed weapon permit this would include ALL kids and young adults.. Also anyone caught doing a drive-by shooting should be charged with attempted murder as thats what it is, this would includes anyone else who is in the car at the time of the shooting. I believe that anyone seeing that they won’t get off with little or no prosecution the word will get out that Seattle and King County has hard line justice for crime if a gun is involved and you get caught its automaticly jail time…

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