WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Roxhill Park robbery; possible package-theft evidence

Two Crime Watch notes tonight:

ROXHILL PARK ROBBERY: This is from the online SPD files – one of the few incidents in the past week with a narrative added in the publicly visible system; we noticed it while checking those files tonight. The report says a 14-year-old boy was robbed of his phone, wallet, and other items in a “wooded area” of the park shortly before 6 pm Tuesday (April 18th). The victim told police he and two others were walking in the park when they crossed paths with a group of a half-dozen or so other teenage boys. Two of them pushed the victim to the ground and started hitting him while demanding his belongings. He told police one looked like a former schoolmate of his and described him as Hispanic, male, teens, heavyset, about 5-8 to 5-10, no clothing description, while saying the other robber/attacker was black, male, teens, 200-210 pounds, 5-8 to 5-10, short hair, gray coat, blue jeans. No arrests were reported; SFD medics treated the victim for injuries described in the police report as a black eye and lip laceration.

PACKAGE THEFT? Amy in High Point found torn-open, empty Amazon Prime packaging on the sidewalk near her home, addressed to someone about three blocks away:

That’s about half the box, which was inelegantly torn open, raising Amy’s suspicions; the other half has the recipient’s full name and address. Nothing inside by the time Amy found it. The recipient’s initials are AA. If that’s you and you’re missing a package – let us know (bonus if you have a police report # – this might be matchable as evidence).

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Roxhill Park robbery; possible package-theft evidence"

  • D Del Rio April 24, 2017 (1:41 pm)

    I used to cut across Roxhill Park to get to Westwood Village. I dare not do this anymore. Even during the daytime, I have felt a little uncomfortable. 

    • Josh April 24, 2017 (5:38 pm)

      My family and I are in the same boat- we used to walk through Roxhill almost daily. Now we drive to Westwood – simply too much risk to walk by/through the park 

      we lost our neighborhood :(

  • JRR April 24, 2017 (6:47 pm)

    I walk through it as often as I can with my six year old in tow. If we neighbors got together to take it back, there are more of us. Let’s all vote for trail and lighting improvements during Your Voice Your Choice voting. Then let’s walk. 

  • New Thinking Needed April 24, 2017 (10:04 pm)

    How about using the sidewalk around Roxhill school and then around the block over to Westwood Village? That isn’t much of a detour and definitely the way I go instead of through the park. The shrubs provide too much ‘cover’ in the park so better to stay visible on the sidewalk.

    Sorry this happened to 3 young men by a pack of youth up to no good.

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