West Seattle Crime Watch: Early-morning street robberies

Two street robberies were reported to police early today, in The Junction and in South Delridge. We don’t have details of the latter but we do have information on the former because one victim’s mother e-mailed us, including what her daughter, 22, had posted to tell friends and relatives online:

“My cousins and I were walking home from West Seattle (Alaska) Junction to my parents’ house three doors down when we were robbed (at) gunpoint by four African American men in all black at 1:15 am on Glenn Way halfway between Oregon St. and Alaska St. They took everything we had on us.”

If you have any information, the SPD incident number is 16-158458.

The second robbery is on the SPD Twitter log as having happened at 16th/Barton, incident number 16-158586.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Early-morning street robberies"

  • Double Dub Resident May 7, 2016 (9:35 am)

    Freagin POS self entitled cowards. Get a job and earn your own stuff is obviously  too much for these worthless lazy POS. 

    And the 16th and Barton area is sketchy in the middle of the night. Having driven through there in the early morning hours, I’ve seen shady characters either hanging out at street corners or roaming through slowly riding their bikes looking like they’re casing cars.

  • 4thGenWestSide May 7, 2016 (9:38 am)

    What is happening here?  Seriously. 

  • Steve May 7, 2016 (9:40 am)

    Too bad we do not have a real leader of a mayor.  Seattle desperately needs more law enforcement but yet the weak an inept city council and the mayor focus their energies on wasted issues such as Pronto.  Sad you can’t even walk home without getting robbed at gun point.

    • Seattlite May 7, 2016 (1:11 pm)

      Steve — I totally agree with your comment.  There’s no denying that gangs are out of control in Seattle/KingCounty.  Being robbed by gunpoint is a horrific experience and should not be happening anywhere in this city.  I’ve always wondered why cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philly, Detroit, Seattle and others have allowed  gangs to proliferate and endanger the lives of innocent citizens in their own neighborhoods.  Does anyone know why?

  • MT May 7, 2016 (9:46 am)

    To add to this, FYI: I saw two cars prowled on 40th Ave SW near Alaska Junction this morning. One was a Mazda SUV in front of Broadstone Sky at 4745 40th Ave SW, and the other was across the street one block South on 40th across Edmonds. I called police non emergency as they seemed to be related since they were only a block apart, but was informed they would wait until the owners submitted reports (which makes sense to me). 

    Both cars had their front passenger window broken to gain entry to the vehicles.

  • Wyatt May 7, 2016 (4:10 pm)

    Our car was prowled on 37th in Gatewood.  Purse and laptop stolen.  

  • HC May 7, 2016 (6:30 pm)

    MT is right, there was a hit and run we saw at 11th and Holden. We called the police and where told to pick up the pieces out of the street and leave the owner a note and place the parts in the back of the person’s truck. I was shocked. There where several witness we describe the vehicle, plus have pieces of the hit & run vehicle Grey Ford F-150

  • s May 8, 2016 (10:38 am)

    This is not criticism but rather a path forward for stopping car prowls. Once we stop leaving valuables in cars, the thieves will no longer have an incentive to break in.

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