WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another pharmacy robbery; stolen car (found)

Two more West Seattle Crime Watch reports today:

ANOTHER PHARMACY ROBBERY: Third one in West Seattle in five days – the Jefferson Square Bartell Drugs on Saturday, the Westwood Village Rite Aid on Monday, and today QFC in The Junction. We obtained the police report after a tip about the robbery. It happened around 9:30 this morning. There was one robber this time, described in the report as “a Black male, approximately 5’10 – 6’2, slim, wearing a black beanie, blue surgical mask, black puffy jacket, black pants, and black sneakers with white bottoms.” He pulled what looked like the handle of a gun and demanded Percocet. When an employee hesitated, he yelled, “Do you really want to die over Percocet?” He was given a bottle of pills and fled out the store’s front door. Security video showed it all lasted less than two minutes. Asked about the first two robberies at last night’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, Southwest Precinct Lt. Dorothy Kim said it’s believed these are part of a ring responsible for a “regional” series of holdups.

STOLEN CAR: The report and photo are from Angela:

My car was stolen from Holden qnd 35th Ave SW sometime between 10 pm and 8:30 am, case #2021-039912.

FRIDAY UPDATE: Angela has commented below to say her car’s been found.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another pharmacy robbery; stolen car (found)"

  • bolo February 17, 2021 (4:37 pm)

    I’ve been seeing a security guard near that front door for the past several weeks. Maybe they called in sick this morning?

    • Driver February 17, 2021 (5:39 pm)

      Pretty sure security can’t do anything but observe and report

      • 1994 February 17, 2021 (9:03 pm)

        Stick their foot out and trip the robber as they try to run out the store? Maybe the robber would lose hold of their Percocet. Or better yet a bottle of stool softener set aside for these special people.

        • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy February 17, 2021 (11:49 pm)

          If that’s what you think should be done with a suspect with a gun I suggest you apply for the job. 

  • JES February 17, 2021 (5:33 pm)

    West Seattle truly is crazy these days. Can you do a comparison of crime rates over the last few years? This is getting ridiculous. 

  • Auntie February 17, 2021 (6:16 pm)

    I’m guessing the security guard is there to deal with shoplifters, not armed robbers.

  • Junction Lady February 17, 2021 (6:19 pm)

    Seems like a sting operation is in order…

  • Steve February 17, 2021 (10:07 pm)

    Pretty sure when the security guard gets shot trying to stop the suspect, QFC would fire the dead body.

    • Jeepers February 18, 2021 (10:11 am)

      Wow Steve – great comment. I suppose you would support the deceased guard collecting unemployment and voting? 

  • bb7 February 18, 2021 (12:32 pm)

    I thought those Camry’s had technology to make them harder to steal? How could they have even gotten past the electronic systems?

  • bryan February 18, 2021 (4:54 pm)

    That QFC is wild, I have seen people literally ride a bicycle into the store steal stuff and ride out. All the store did is announce over the intercom, that riding bicycles in the store was not allowed. Wild wild west over here.

  • Ws prayers February 19, 2021 (9:24 am)

    Update: my car has been found and recovered thank God and all my neighbors in west seattle for keeping an eye out was recovered without any incidnet so so grateful ❤❤🙏🏽

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