CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Recognize these robbers?

Seattle Police have released video and stills from a robbery reported here last week, the holdup at Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor) on the night of July 19th. The video above shows two angles on the robbery (the second one starts around 4 minutes, 50 seconds in). The robbers are described only as “all men in their late teens to early 20s”; here are the three clearest stills:

The SPD post says the robbers “took the victims’ cellphones and stole $14,000 in marijuana and $2,500 cash from the store before fleeing the scene, possibly in an older silver sedan” and asks: “If you recognize (them) or have any information about this case, please call SPD’s Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535, or 911.”

12 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Recognize these robbers?"

  • Canna Customer July 29, 2021 (4:42 pm)

    Hey, maybe legalize it federally and allow these businesses to operate using credit cards/debit cards instead of being cash-only and therefore huge targets for robbery?Canna rules, hope these guys get f—-d.

  • momosmom July 29, 2021 (4:59 pm)

    Armed robbery at that, wow what a bunch of scumbags!

  • Alex S. July 29, 2021 (5:21 pm)

    The secondary illicit market for weed (people under 21) is massive in this city & state.  We were told legalization would lead to a decrease in the violent drug trade – that proved to be very inaccurate, like almost everything drug enthusiasts promise.   To make things worse, scientific research is now showing THC has real, permanent physiological affects to teenagers’ developing brains.  End result: even more damage done to young at-risk adults who traffic in marijuana and use marijuana.  That’s a big lose-lose for future generations.  

  • ccarp123 July 29, 2021 (6:35 pm)

    Thoughts on this being connected to the Avalon 35th 711 robbery? 4 armed suspects?

  • WTF July 29, 2021 (6:44 pm)

    “all men in their late teens to early 20s” Grandma must be proud.

  • Insertname July 29, 2021 (7:32 pm)

    Wow. That was rather brazen. Luckily no one was hurt. From the video and stills, it appears to be two or three black males, and one white male wearing a Polo hoodie. Hopefully they’re apprehended soon. It’s too bad that criminals keep winning these days. 

  • flimflam July 29, 2021 (7:50 pm)

    Serious question – do these cameras actually amount to any prosecutions? It seems like unless serious amounts of money or an injury is involved, nothing comes of it, no matter how clear the footage or how easily someone is identified.

    • WSB July 29, 2021 (9:30 pm)

      Yes, they do. We have reported on prosecutions in a variety of settings, from buses to businesses, where suspects were identified via surveillance video, as cited in the charging documents. – TR

  • Pam July 29, 2021 (7:57 pm)

    My husband was robbed at the same location 10 years ago by the DEA, a set up thanks to our current mayor, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the State of Washington. 

  • Skeptic July 29, 2021 (8:58 pm)

    Cannabis retailers all need to build man traps and buzz in customers like jewelry stores.   Expensive, sure, but I’d feel better as an employee having some deterrent to armed robberies. Those fools don’t have good trigger discipline and might get all twitchy and kill someone on accident. 

  • Brandy July 30, 2021 (1:04 am)

    I am heartbroken to see this happen to the employees of Canna. I love that shop, the friendliest people. Hope these aholes are caught. 

  • RD23 July 30, 2021 (12:40 pm)

    Do any of the surrounding businesses have cameras outside?   When our business was burglarized we  were able to see them by the clothes they were wearing the car they drove before they masked up and broke through by smashing the windows.  The police officers knew who they were and got a license plate number, but still no charges have been filed.  Although in our situation we we closed and no one was held by gun point. This is extremely terrifying.  

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