11:08 AM: From Suzanne:

My grandson just turned 13 years old (on Monday). He finished his online studies (Tuesday) afternoon and went about three blocks to Lafayette School to skateboard. As he was skating he was jumped by four high-school boys, who took his cell phone and $30 from him. If your teenage son was in that area with three of his friends, please check to see if they have a phone that isn’t theirs or some extra cash. My grandson suffered scrapes and bruises as he was being attacked. He said he got one good hit in to one of the boys, so check your child for a facial bruise…PLEASE!!!! A Police report has been filed with clear descriptions of the boys who assaulted my grandson. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. … Please help us find these boys before they really hurt someone. His brother had given him a knife for his birthday. It was stolen as well.

The description wasn’t included but we’re attempting to get the police report.

ADDED 2:20 PM: The previously mentioned SPD incident #, 20-179853, turns out to be from a different robbery yesterday, with this report narrative:

On 6-2-20 at approximately 2:15 PM the juvenile victim was at 45 Ave SW/SW Spokane St. The victim stated that a dark 4-door sedan passed him and honked. The suspect vehicle turned around and approached the victim. The suspect vehicle cut the victim off and two teenagers exited the vehicle and demanded his bag. The victim had fear of being assaulted so he gave the suspects his bag. The suspects drove away Northbound on 45 Ave SW. Officers checked the area for the suspects but did not locate them.

We also have a text from the victim’s mom in that case – she writes that her son, 14, “was riding (his) bike … with a friend … when a blue four-door sedan started honking at them. As the car started to cut off their path the friend stopped and rode another way. The car stopped my son’s path and two of the four young white guys got out of the car. “Give your backpack and nothing else will happe.” My son said OK and handed it over. The car left and my son went to his nearest friend’s house.” Police were then called.

And we’ve heard from another reader who writes, “Our neighbor on 36th Ave SW said his son was mugged at the reservoir park (park across from OLG school on 36th) last night. … They took his phone.” The incident # showing for that area is 20-179948.

17 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Teens robbed"

  • R2 June 3, 2020 (11:46 am)

    I’m so sorry! I’ve been wrestling with how comfortable I am allowing my 12 year old son to do the same thing.

  • Bmc June 3, 2020 (12:14 pm)

    Yikes my kid about the same age goes there sometimes too. A description would be helpful. Where exactly did it happen? Thanks

    • WSB June 3, 2020 (12:25 pm)

      I’m trying to get more info. So far I’ve obtained a short version of one police report (though it has no description either) that sounds like a different incident, but also a case of a teen getting robbed.

      • jonny June 3, 2020 (12:40 pm)

        I count yesterday/last night on your spd twitter feed 3 strong arm robberies and 1 armed robbery, a couple burgleries and several property destruction calls. I hope this does not become a trend here in West Seattle. The street robberies are what I am especially concerned about. 2 strong arm robberies yesterday at the myrtle street resorvoir a few blocks from where I live yesterday.

        • WSB June 3, 2020 (2:12 pm)

          I have received info on two cases similar to this and am updating the story. The “armed robbery” is for the Westwood Village address and most often that means “shoplift turned violent” but I haven’t heard from anyone.

  • Gina June 3, 2020 (1:22 pm)

    The playground gates have been locked since March. If something goes wrong the kids are pretty much trapped. Locked gates do not keep determined kids from getting in, would be safer with open gates and temp fencing around the play equipment. 

  • john June 3, 2020 (1:39 pm)

    What did the knife look like?

  • Wsprayers June 3, 2020 (2:20 pm)

    Oh man! Prayers going up hope he is ok and justice is served! No one deserves to have thier property taken especially by force! Traumatizing for sure SO not ok

  • Janna Annest June 3, 2020 (2:20 pm)

    This sounds a lot like the boys who robbed our thirteen year old neighbor in front of Alki UCC last night. 

    • WSB June 3, 2020 (2:26 pm)

      I’ve just updated – we now know of three incidents yesterday in various areas, though I don’t have info on one in Alki, nor is a robbery showing on the Twitter log for that area…

  • NATALIE BLACKBURN June 3, 2020 (2:24 pm)

    My 13 year old also got robbed yesterday evening by 4 teenage boys in a blue car. They took his phone but did not touch him.

  • Flivver June 3, 2020 (2:33 pm)

    ALWAY’S CALL 911. Doesn’t mean they’ll show up right away(or at all)but it will be logged in the system so there’s something to ask about/track. 

  • Oh boy June 3, 2020 (4:06 pm)

    OK, so kids are robbing kids. Parents, take a look at your kids’ belongings and make sure they aren’t carrying any extra goodies. 

  • Js June 3, 2020 (5:20 pm)

    This for a parent is scary and maddening. You want kids to become fair minded adults. I would tell my kid to drop bag and run. Dont bring anything on you is better. Or take their picture and run like hell and call the cops. 

  • Robb Gray June 4, 2020 (8:00 am)

    Suzanne I’m sorry to hear this about your grandson! I’m a Knife maker and I would be happy to make him a Knife for the one he had stolen. Look me up on line at GraycloudUSA.com …..

  • Alex S. June 4, 2020 (1:37 pm)

     If radical activists are ever “successful” in closing down & emptying out the new juvenile justice center, this kind of assault and robbery will happen on a daily basis.  

    • J June 17, 2020 (10:09 am)

      What a fear based silly comment – or worse comments troll who just likes the reaction. Grow up and be part of a real solution 

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