West Seattle Crime Watch: Armed street robbery on Puget Ridge

Two people were held up at gunpoint and assaulted late last night on Puget Ridge. We’ve just obtained the police report, which says they were walking to a residence when a group of people confronted them near 17th and Myrtle around 11 pm (map). The first robber “had some type of pistol and pointed it at both victims,” demanding, “Give me everything you’ve got.” The second one is quoted in the report as saying, “I’m gonna take your purse,” while reaching out to take one victim’s purse; that victim tried to resist by pushing the robber, who pushed her back and took the purse. All the while, the first robber had been “speaking with (the victim) and taking items from him (wallet, cell phone, day pack),” and then said, “Is that all you have?” When the victim said it was, the robber hit the victim in the right eye. The robbers then walked away, along with several other people who had accompanied them but did not participate in the robbery/assault. The victims called police from the house they had been headed to, a few blocks further north on 17th. According to the police report (and our followup question to SPD), the only descriptions provided were “black male” and “black female, 5-7.”

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Armed street robbery on Puget Ridge"

  • PSC617 July 1, 2015 (10:48 pm)

    Wow, ARMED Robbery and Assault… Dangerously close to the school. Head on a swivel neighbours–stay alert…stay alive.

  • xylle July 2, 2015 (8:00 am)

    Everyone freaks out when this happens in Admiral, but no concern when it’s near Delridge…. And right by the elementary school.

  • Jklasd July 2, 2015 (9:26 am)

    Same thing happened to my daughter a few months ago at Alki while her group of friends were walking back to thier car after A BBQ on the beach. Group of people stole some of their phones and $ and beat one of them up. No more Alki for us.

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