WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Home-invasion robbery; building burglary

Two incidents in West Seattle Crime Watch today:

HOME-INVASION ROBBERY: According to a brief SPD summary, officers were called to a residence in the 7900 block of 8th SW last night around 10:10 pm. A home-invasion robbery was reported there, with two armed men coming in and robbing a couple of money and jewelry.. The robbers then fled and got into a vehicle. No one was hurt. No description information in the summary; we have requested the detailed report narrative and will add anything more we find out.

BUILDING BURGLARY: The report and security-camera image were sent by Rick:

We have had some recent security issues in our building. We are on Harbor Ave SW right by the water taxi. Recently someone tried to break into our main entry door, damaging the lock and rendering it unusable. Over this past weekend this man pictured broke into our building, broke into a secured room, and stole keys.

Prior to this, an outside camera was stolen by the main entrance. It’s obvious these are professionals and our building is being targeted for theft and who knows what else. The police are being contacted, and yes, I realize we can’t expect much from them right now, and we are replacing locks and codes and stepping up security. Neighbors on Harbor Ave and in the area at large, be on the lookout for this individual. He carries a duffel bag which likely has tools for picking locks, which is how he gained access to a secured room to steal keys. Incident occurred early Sunday morning 11/14.

We’ll add the case number when/if we get it.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Home-invasion robbery; building burglary"

  • Balderdash November 19, 2021 (5:11 pm)

    This stuff is continuing to escalate.  And not to a good end.

  • Brian November 19, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    Why the comment about how “we can’t expect them to do much right now”? They haven’t lost any funding and any staffing shortages are due to their inability to hire. Don’t buy SPD’s propaganda. 

    • Wseattleite November 19, 2021 (6:18 pm)

      Even if your allegations were true, it does not make the statement any less true. SPD, we support and appreciate you. 

    • Question Authority November 19, 2021 (6:42 pm)

      You forgot to mention the lack of support from the Mayor and City Council as contributing factors, Officers left because of a negative climate which then shrunk the ranks.  Residents have legitimate concerns about safety but you tie it to hiring issues which is the outcome caused by lack of that support.

    • Anne November 19, 2021 (7:08 pm)

      How about we just don’t buy YOUR  ridiculous propaganda.

    • StopCuttingDownTrees November 19, 2021 (7:16 pm)

      You’re 100% wrong. The city council cut the SPD budget by 18%.

  • CarDriver November 19, 2021 (6:37 pm)

    Brian. So what should we buy? What should victims buy?

  • Sad November 19, 2021 (7:01 pm)

     Brian your comment is very unhelpful and extremely inaccurate.  Don’t be part of the problem.  So disturbing. My full sympathies for the victims of this now very common crime. 

  • 1994 November 19, 2021 (10:03 pm)

    Is this the creeper from the Sunrise neighborhood who was firing a gun at the residents who saw him prowling around late Halloween night? The glasses look similar but their security cam image of him was not good….but maybe it is the same creeper? Maybe the police can do a comparison of the images?

    • Del November 19, 2021 (11:58 pm)

      The other criminal looks slightly different.

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