WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen bicycles; store robbery

Two reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN BICYCLES: Received tonight from Patrick:

Last night between 10:00 and 5:30 this morning (Saturday) my girlfriend’s and my bikes were stolen from outside our apartment at Lighthouse Apartments (7901 Delridge Way SW). My bike is a red Trek 7.2 FX with a Purdue University bike registry sticker on the down tube of the frame, though that may have been removed. My girlfriend’s bike is a Cannondale with blue sidewall tires. We would appreciate if anyone has seen these reporting to SPD or me (317-443-1844).

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION: From a preliminary police report: Just after 10 am Friday, someone walked into the mini-mart at California/Andover and tried to walk behind the counter. A store employee blocked her; she “grabbed lighters (and then) left the store and got inside her vehicle.” The employee followed the thief “to the gas pumps, (where the thief) backed up her vehicle, and intentionally pulled forward toward the victim, (then) clipped the victim with her vehicle, knocking him to the ground. The victim had abrasions on the right side of his body.” With the violence, this became a robbery; police responded but were unable to find the robber.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen bicycles; store robbery"

  • John Smith October 9, 2021 (9:05 pm)

    Regarding the robbery: What was the response time for SPD? I’m curious because of the reported resignations etc. of police officers at SPD.

    • WSB October 9, 2021 (9:28 pm)

      No idea. We didn’t hear about this in real time. Robbery remains a drop-everything-and-go Priority 1 call so I think the only question would be how soon the employee (or someone else) called 911 after following the thief out and almost getting run over.

    • m October 9, 2021 (11:27 pm)

      Wow 10 a.m. that is bold.  Assuming this is the 76? The couple that owns and operates that store are extremely nice people and often have their kids working the register.   Very sorry to hear this.   

      • m October 10, 2021 (10:32 pm)

         Saw a video of this disgusting incident.  The female robber could have easily left the scene, but instead she intentionally rams him with her car.  That’s  attempted murder in my book, he is lucky to have minor injuries.   Police took over an hour to respond, according to the victim. 

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