WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another drugstore robbery; park car prowls

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning:

ANOTHER DRUGSTORE ROBBERY: Two nights after a strong-arm robbery at the South Delridge Walgreens, the High Point Walgreens was hit last night. After a reader tip, we obtained the police report this morning. In this case, the robber was after money, not drugs, and did not appear to have an accomplice. A clerk told police a man came in, bought a candy bar, gave her $2 and demanded his change in dimes. While she was attempting to do that, he reached over her to grab money from the open register. She tried to stop him; he said “Get out of my way,” shoved her, grabbed money cash, and fled the store. Security video (not publicly available but police have viewed it) showed he was in the store a total of three minutes, from 5:31 pm to 5:34 pm. The report gives a partial description: Black, slender, 6’0″, hoodie pulled up, dark pants. The clerk reported that the attack left her with arm pain, but she declined emergency treatment.

PARK CAR PROWLS: Heads-up for people using Westcrest ParkAmy visited yesterday afternoon and was told, in the lot near SW Cloverdale, there had been five recent smash-and-grab car prowls.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another drugstore robbery; park car prowls"

  • Sillygoose January 21, 2021 (12:44 pm)

    The Walgreens on 35th and Morgan is getting so dangerous, I have complained to corporate headquarters multiple times about the filthy parking lot, partying going on in cars, blatant theft, verbal abuse the clerks half to endure along with the drug dealers who are parked in camp chairs in the front of the store.  They really need to hire a full-time guard to stand at those doors.   I’ve watched grown men walk in grab a case of beer walk out looking at the clerk and she can’t do a thing.  Get these locations some guards before someone really gets hurt.

  • Dale January 21, 2021 (1:12 pm)

    The High Point Walgreens employs many friendly, helpful, long term workers.  It’s disappointing that the corporation seems to do nothing to help protect them.  They could start by occasionally cleaning the  parking  lot and entrance to the store, and attempting to control the constant hang-out crowd just outside.  I’ve witnessed two arrests in the past two years by Department of Corrections in the parking lot (likely felony parole violations, based on the manpower response for each of them).  Never seen a DOC arrest anywhere else in my life.And there is ALWAYS  new broken window glass in multiple parking spots in the south parking lot at Westcrest, next to the new tent campers and the walk to dog park.  I schedule my trips there for times of day when I think it’s less likely I’ll be the next car prowl victim.

    • M January 21, 2021 (9:33 pm)

      Everyone business in this city shouldn’t have to hire guards to protect their employees. Perhaps the city council could step up and help provide public safety. 

  • bb7 January 21, 2021 (1:58 pm)

    I haven’t seen many Crime Watch reports on stolen vehicles. After the new year is that still common?

  • Jorge T. January 21, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    I moved to a west Seattle for its safe and clean streets. Over the last few yrs I have noticed a decline in civility. I was told there is a city official in highland park, Lisa. I would like to have a conversation with her about my feelings and safety concerns. 

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