WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery, auto-theft investigation

1:18 PM: There’s a big police response right now in the Luna Park area after a reported robbery, and a K9 team is joining the search. We are still getting details but there was a report of a car theft as part of this. More to come …

1:25 PM: The search has expanded to include the greenbelt northwest of Avalon/Spokane. Only a partial description of the suspects – “three unknown-race males in their 20s,” one in a gray hoodie, one in a black hoodie, one with a red jacket. Multiple K9 teams are involved now.

2 PM: No one reported in custody yet. Police are talking to various people involved and still trying to sort out exactly what happened and where.

2:08 PM: In our photo above, that’s the recovered stolen vehicle (stopped by a flat tire), uphill in the Avalon/Spokane area, about to be towed. Police tell us this all began in North Delridge; it’s now being described as having started as a “home invasion” robbery, but they continue to sort out the circumstances.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery, auto-theft investigation"

  • Christine October 14, 2019 (1:23 pm)

    I just overheard the police on the loudspeaker, stating someone has their last chance to surrender. 😐

    • WSB October 14, 2019 (1:25 pm)

      That’s the standard announcement they make when a K-9 is involved – as in, the suspect(s) are at risk of dog bite.

      • Christine October 14, 2019 (1:29 pm)

        Well, I live right there so I really appreciate you reporting it. I couldn’t find out anywhere else and I’m heading out soon, so I’ll be cautious until I hear the robber is in custody. Thank you! 

  • BJ October 14, 2019 (3:00 pm)

    I wonder if this is related in any way to the string of robberies last week, where the guys were going around in a dark suv stealing people’s shoes and whatnot….similar kind of description?

  • SillyGoose October 15, 2019 (8:10 am)

    The description of the guy in the red coat fits the guy on 2 ring videos breaking into properties wearing the red coat!! 

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