WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; street robbery

Two reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

WEST BAY BREAK-IN: Just as West Bay Coffee and Smoothies worked to recover from weather damage, with community help, they got hit by crime. The image and report were sent by proprietor Jennifer West:

After all the trouble with our year starting out, the new storage shed that we got funded by the community lasted 3 hours and is already been broken into. Here’s the burglar vehicle, no plates.

We’ll add the incident number when we get it.

STREET ROBBERY: From weekend SPD summaries – a sale arranged online led to a holdup in person. Police say they were called to Delridge/Edmunds just after 9 pm Saturday. The victim told them he had arranged via Facebook Marketplace to buy a phone from someone. The person who showed up “brandished a silver handgun and stole victim’s cell phone and wallet,” then took off on foot, southbound. The summary does not include a description.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; street robbery"

  • Alex S. January 24, 2022 (2:03 pm)

    Not enough cops means nobody needs plates anymore = more easy crimes.

    • West January 25, 2022 (11:21 pm)

      When I grew up here in west Seattle there’s were only two cops that patrolled west Seattle, they did just fine . The van in the picture was literally parked a block away at 9am this morning. There were two spd cruisers parked enjoying the view at the boat launch half a mile away at the same time. The problem isn’t the number of cops the problem is the spd is using mob tactics to raise more money. (…You don’t want to pay for protection maybe something bad happens to you then maybe we are too busy enjoying the view to help, safety fogetaboutit!)

  • Alki resident January 24, 2022 (2:49 pm)

    9pm sales equals trouble as it’s pitch dark by then. And please go where there’s people around. Not some side street transaction. 

  • flimflam January 24, 2022 (3:09 pm)

    So messed up what is happening to local businesses, citizens in general. It really feels like the city has abandoned victims/potential victims of crime. Extremely disheartening as a bystander, I can’t imagine how these businesses feel.

    • Reed January 24, 2022 (5:23 pm)

      Don’t worry Bruce and Anne will put a stop to it (deep undertone of sarcasm).

  • CarDriver January 24, 2022 (4:42 pm)

    The story on the person in crisis at Target generated a lot of sympathy for the person with the issues. No argument that the system is broken. However, I’d like to see as much, if not more sympathy for the victims of those people. It’s NOT their fault!!

  • Tom January 24, 2022 (5:09 pm)

    Always like to see a master criminal at work. Good thing there’s no way to track a cell phone.

  • Jennifer January 25, 2022 (6:11 am)

    Driving by Saltys on Alki and found the van parked along with all those rundown motorhomes… 

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