WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search after robbery reported

1:18 AM: Police are searching after a report of an armed robbery at 42nd SW/SW Alaska in The Junction. According to radio communication, the victim described the robber as a white man in his mid-20s, gray vest and long-sleeved white shirt, who got away in a dark blue BMW 330 sedan, last seen eastbound on Alaska. Call 911 if you think you see it.

ADDED 1:03 PM: We asked SPD media relations for more details. Det. Mark Jamieson says the victim told police the robber was someone he knows – he ran into him in the area, the two talked for a while, and then, the victim said, the suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Then he took off in the aforementioned vehicle. With the description and plate, police came up with a name and an address in Auburn; they asked Auburn Police to check the registered owner’s address, but no one was there. Robbery detectives are investigating further.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search after robbery reported"

  • t March 29, 2018 (2:53 am)

    Another robbery in the Junction..maybe police should walk a beat there or maybe they are. I know they used to. Plus bicycle cops.

  • CAM March 29, 2018 (8:13 am)

    I live in the Junction and see police present all of the time. There isn’t a single time I leave the house when I don’t see a passing squad car, a cop on foot, or a parked squad indicating the officers are somewhere in the area on foot. Police cannot be everywhere all of the time and cannot prevent every bad thing from happening. The Junction is a relatively low crime area for the number of people living there. 

  • Starsky March 29, 2018 (9:24 am)

    Wan, what time was this. 

    • WSB March 29, 2018 (1:08 pm)

      We published the report shortly after hearing the dispatch. Just updated with more information from police.

  • JanS March 29, 2018 (12:37 pm)

    crime pays…a BMW?

  • Neighbor March 29, 2018 (3:34 pm)

    Now we have to worry about our friends pulling guns on us?! Geez

    • WSB March 29, 2018 (3:41 pm)

      The police description was “acquaintance.” I don’t have any evidence that was a direct quote from the victim, though. But definitely not a stranger.

  • tm7302 March 30, 2018 (7:14 pm)

    WSB, do you have any information on last Friday’s burglary on 15th Ave SW.  3 or 4 polices cars responded…   Thx

    Beat:F1, BURGLARY – RESIDENTIAL, OCCUPIED at 75XX BLOCK OF 15 AV SW reported on 3/23/2018 11:53 PM, Call# 18000104110 ”

    • WSB March 30, 2018 (7:29 pm)

      Not seeing a report in the system for that, sorry, just searched but the incident doesn’t come up – TR

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