WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 more robberies, 1 arrest

Two more store robberies last night, we’ve learned this morning, and the suspect in one was arrested. Here’s the SPD summary on that one, which happened just after 10:30 pm:

A suspect smashed one of the front-facing windows of the 7/11 at 35th Ave. SW/SW Avalon Way. The suspect entered the store, threatened to kill the clerk and a customer, went behind the clerk’s counter and stole merchandise while holding a blunt-object weapon. The suspect had just fled from across the street where he had committed a burglary by breaking into a building by smashing out a front-facing window. Patrol officers responding to the burglary chased the suspect on foot as he fled the robbery. The suspect was captured four blocks away. The suspect was booked into KCJ for Investigation of Robbery and Investigation of Burglary.

(The burglary was at the 3295 SW Avalon building – added beliw, the boarded-up door:)

The other robbery was the third Walgreens robbery this week in West Seattle, second one at the 15th/Roxbury store. Few details except that one person robbed the store by implying they had a gun, making off with about $250. No suspect description provided but police do not believe last night’s two robberies were related.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 more robberies, 1 arrest"

  • flimflam January 23, 2021 (11:07 am)

    wow. lots of brazen, fairly dramatic robbery attempts lately.

  • Michael Waldo January 23, 2021 (1:06 pm)

    The pandemic has made some people desperate and crazy.

  • N January 23, 2021 (2:29 pm)

    Our thoughts go out to the kind people who work at these stores, both 7-11 and Walgreens.  That must be very scary to experience that and we wish you the very best.  It is not cool that Walgreens is being targeted especially as they are trying to ramp up to become a vaccine center for our community.   

  • Jenny January 24, 2021 (1:45 pm)

    Someone is stealing from the Walgreens on 15th every time I’m in there. The clerks just watch and don’t say a word. I assume that is what they have been trained to do. The problem is people clearly know they can get away with it as there is never any consequences. 

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