WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Alley holdup; Lucky 5 robbery followup

In West Seattle Crime Watch today, two robbery cases from the long weekend:

JUNCTION STREET ROBBERY: Thanks to the tipster who let us know about this incident early Thursday morning. We requested and obtained the report today. It happened around 12:30 am; the victim told police she had used the Chase ATM at California/Oregon and then walked into the alley, where two people approached her. One pointed a “black semi-automatic” handgun at her while the other went through her pockets. They took her phone, car and house keys, and wallet. Description: “about 27 and 29 years old … the male who pointed a gun at her was mixed race – White and Black – and about 5’8 … the male who was with him may have had a hoodie on.” Police searched but did not find the robbers. The victim called later to add one detail: One of the robbers had hit her in the face.

LUCKY 5 ROBBERY FOLLOWUP: We reported briefly last night on the holdup at the Lucky 5 gas station/mini-mart at 35th/Henderson. Today we requested and obtained the report, which has additional details: The robbers were described in the report as “four black males … wearing dark clothing, gloves and masks … At least two of the males were wearing backpacks … teens-20s, 5’7-5’9″.” They assaulted the person working in the store and knocked down displays, scattering merchandise on the floor. One held the worker at gunpoint and demanded that he open the cash drawer; the robbers also started loading their backpacks with cigarettes. One took a necklace from the person on duty, a lifelong keepsake described as gold, with “rectangular chain links, and a thin tiger pendant.” Surveillance video from outside the store shows their getaway vehicle was a “silver four-door sedan” with tinted windows.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Alley holdup; Lucky 5 robbery followup"

  • HS December 2, 2019 (2:58 pm)

    These two robberies / assaults plus the subsequent robbery / shooting on Delridge all sound like gang activity. Each victim was assaulted. All were young and armed perpetrators.

  • Allison December 2, 2019 (8:22 pm)

    Sounds like the same guys who recently did armed robbery at 35 and Roxbury at cheap smokes and beer store . 

  • East Coast Cynic December 2, 2019 (9:29 pm)

    At the risk of monday morning quarterbacking, I would never use an ATM at night:  Too many creeps wandering around/hanging out looking for somebody that definitely has cash to take, and creeps that , in some cases, will take your life if you put up a fuss about getting robbed. If you need to use an ATM, do it in broad daylight on a main drag with lots of foot traffic, with a few potential witnesses, and some cops, uniformed and plain clothed, who will be watching your back.

  • Anonymous December 3, 2019 (10:25 am)

    I was watching the scene once it was taped off and police were inside.  A silver Acura sedan drove by slowly on the phone looking inside the pulled into the back side parking lot then slowly turned around driving back passed the store still on the phone and looking hard inside the store as if he was checking out the scene for a specific reason once he drove back passed the store he zoomed away.  I had the feeling he knew the robbers and was relaying to them the after math it was very suspicious. It may be on surveillance if they have cameras in that part of the parking lot.  The Acura sounded as if a fender was rubbing on the tire as it drove.  It was about a 2009 or older Acura with windows that weren’t very tinted.  I could see the man inside he was African American looked bald and had a black addidas jacket on

    • momosmom December 3, 2019 (6:02 pm)

      I don’t think what you saw (Silver Acura) had anything to do with this robbery, I think it was just a “rubber-necker”…thieves do what they do and get away as fast as they can not come back or have someone go look afterwards.

  • Mj December 3, 2019 (5:11 pm)

    Damn this is frightening.

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