CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: 3 suspects remain jailed in Junction 7-11 incident

Following up on one of the incidents we covered right before Christmas weekend:

Three suspects remain in jail in connection with what happened at the Junction 7-11 last Thursday night, and probable-cause documents say they are the ones who told police where they were.

The suspects are a 29-year-old Puget Ridge man, a 30-year-old Rainier Valley man, and a 33-year-old Delridge man.

Police first responded to a report of a fight at the store, and were told the people involved had left in a white car. The 53-year-old man on duty at the 7-11 told police he recognized them as previous shoplifters and told them to leave, but they didn’t. They picked up “several items,” he said, and walked toward the door, which he was blocking. They became argumentative, he said, then he and they went outside, where, he told police, they started hitting and kicking him, knocking him down, and leaving him with cuts and bruises on his face. He said they also stole his phone and about $100 cash he had in his pocket, and a witness told police they had hit his car as they left in theirs.

Meantime, the 30-year-old called 911 to report the incident, saying he was near the Bank of America at 41st and Alaska and wanted to talk to police. Officers found all three men there. The 30-year-old claimed the clerk had assaulted them, and that the phone theft was a mistake. The 33-year-old told police he had just gone into the store to use the ATM and that he had a job and didn’t need to steal.

All three were arrested, in part because of identification from a witness. They’re all being held for investigation of robbery and due back in court tomorrow afternoon, by which time we might find out about charges; the 33- and 30-year-old suspects’ bail is set at $10,000, while the 29-year-old is being held in lieu of $7,500 bail.

(SIDE NOTE: We have not yet been able to obtain the report on another incident at the same location, a man found outside the store early Sunday with gunshot wounds, but will continue trying tomorrow.)

14 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: 3 suspects remain jailed in Junction 7-11 incident"

  • Debbie December 27, 2016 (7:02 pm)

    I mean….what?? They called 911 on themselves?  I’m glad they were arrested and hope the 7-11 guy is ok! 

  • Marianne December 27, 2016 (7:57 pm)

    Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberest!

  • Alki Resident December 27, 2016 (8:00 pm)

    They called the cops on themselves. Of course the theft of the phone was a mistake, all career criminals make mistakes. I’d love to hear their names now.

  • dsa December 27, 2016 (8:51 pm)

    Do they think 7-11 has no camera’s recording what took place?

  • Bob December 27, 2016 (10:01 pm)

    Put those dead beats in jail

    • WSB December 27, 2016 (10:12 pm)

      They ARE in jail.

  • bolo December 27, 2016 (10:03 pm)

    That’s one brave 7-11 employee! I hope he gets paid commensurate with his bravery.

  • MsD December 28, 2016 (2:49 am)

    Poor guys!  They were probably just taking a much-needed break to shoplift a few things after a long day of package stealing.  

  • flimflam December 28, 2016 (6:01 am)

    phone theft was a mistake? I can’t believe these idiots actually say these things out loud.

  • anonyme December 28, 2016 (7:54 am)

    They’ll be suing 7-11 and the City next.  I’m surprised they haven’t been released with apologies.

  • newnative December 28, 2016 (11:38 am)

    I don’t know, sounds more complicated than what the lynch mob is suggesting.  the fact that one of the “suspects” called 911 and wanted to talk to police, iow, they didn’t flee the scene, suggests that there is more to the story.  In any case, innocent until proven guilty.  

  • Eman December 29, 2016 (10:07 am)

    This city will hit critical mass at some point and hopefully the electorate will vote for real change.  Homelessness is out of control…leading directly to out of control crime.  The people paying the bills need to start standing up for themselves.

    • WSB December 29, 2016 (10:21 am)

      None of the suspects in this incident are homeless.

  • Eman December 30, 2016 (10:44 am)

    WSB…didn’t mean to infer that they were.  However, crime is out of control and there seems to be no plan to curtail it.

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