UPDATE: Police search following salon robbery @ 35th/Avalon

6:45 PM: Thanks for the tips. A big police response at 35th/Fauntleroy this past hour; one resident tells WSB they were told to stay in their apartments while police were in search of a robbery suspect. We have a crew on the way to find out more.

6:57 PM: Police tell WSB’s Christopher Boffoli that they’re seeking a suspect in the robbery of a salon at the Aura Apartments building on 35th just south of Avalon. They are still there talking with victims/witnesses. No description made public yet.

7:06 PM: More info from SPD: The salon was robbed at gunpoint. Description only – so far- “white male in a black jacket and blue pants, silver gun, small umbrella.”

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Police search following salon robbery @ 35th/Avalon"

  • Wolfe February 16, 2019 (6:52 pm)

    I work at the Grove Inn, and they were looking around for a good 30 minutes!(5:50-6:22PM)Up and down 35th,36th and Alaska St to Fauntleroy. They had dogs walking around Alaska.

  • Tiffany February 16, 2019 (7:14 pm)

    Wow! Thank you for letting us know what was going on. Busy night in the Junction and on our way over the bridge we saw police offices with assault rifles and a K-9 walking around. A salon? So scary. I work as a hairstylist here in West Seattle and I really hope everyone involved is ok!

    • WSB February 16, 2019 (7:20 pm)

      Since it was an armed robbery, that’s why the search would include “long gun” officers. No injuries reported so far.

  • Jethro Marx February 16, 2019 (11:38 pm)

    Carrying an umbrella, I notice, so, obviously not a local.#daintyrobber

  • An umbrella? February 17, 2019 (9:19 am)

    My thoughts exactly, Jethro! 

  • Sharon February 17, 2019 (12:35 pm)

    Salons are ez targets.  Usually all women and if busy lots of money in the till.  These ladies work harder than anyone thinks and they don’t deserve this.  I hope they get this guy

  • DKM February 19, 2019 (3:57 am)

    In reply to Sharon. I am a stylist, I did 32 guests last week, only two paid cash. These are generally low ticket items as well. We really have hardly any cash on hand. Most people pay by card. I’m sure this is the case with most salons. 

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