WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business-burglary attempt foiled

TUESDAY: Thanks for the tip. A texter reported a “major police presence” at Tony’s Market (35th/Barton) so we went over to check. The police had just left as we arrived, but proprietor Joey told us it was a break-in attempt. He interrupted the would-be burglars; they took off, and he called 911. We’ll be checking tomorrow on the potential security video (and the police report).

ADDED WEDNESDAY: No updates. We did talk again with Joey, who explained that he happened to have eyes on his business while pumping gas at the 7-11 across the street when he saw the break-in attempt.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business-burglary attempt foiled"

  • WW Resident July 24, 2019 (6:13 am)

    What utter POS 

  • WS Observer July 24, 2019 (8:55 am)

    Any idea what time this happened? I live nearby and am curious what happened as we had a break-in at our building recently. If there is any security footage, it would be great to see if someone recognizes them from the area. 

  • West Seattle Hipster July 24, 2019 (11:45 am)

    This is disappointing to read.  Tony’s Market is a WS institution and a great source of fruit and vegetables.Hope they catch the perp.

  • Mj July 24, 2019 (11:50 am)

    Its good that the owner was in the right place at the correct time.  This constant theft issue is frustrating, catch and release is not working!  

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