WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning carjacking; dog-walking car prowler

Two reports tonight:

EARLY-MORNING CARJACKING: From a Seattle Police preliminary summary: Around 6:40 am, near Delridge/Barton, a person “was driving and saw a male standing in the roadway. The victim stopped to see if the male needed assistance. The contact turned into a fight.” Police say the person who was standing in the road then pulled out a gun and robbed the victim. Another person described only as female then “jumped into the victim’s car and drove away,” while the robber jumped into his own car and followed her. Police spotted those two cars in the Roxbury Safeway parking lot; the robber’s car, a Mercedes, left, while the carjacking victim’s vehicle was left behind, unoccupied. Shortly afterward, another officer saw the Mercedes on 35th SW; he followed it a ways and saw a man and woman dropped off. They were taken into custody. Eventually the woman was arrested and booked into jail; the man was released, after it was determined that the person who dropped them off was the person they were looking for. He was still at large at last report and may be linked to other robberies.

CAR PROWLER: Reader report – “Last night around 11:30 pm we had a prowler trying car doors on 41st Ave SW, just south of Jefferson Square. He was walking a small white dog, I’m guessing taking the dog for walkies was to avoid suspicion. After the street prowl, it looked like he then walked down the SW Hudson steps and prowled the alley between 40th SW and 41st SW. Trying doors, etc. He was wearing what looked like an outdoor coat (sleeves may be a secondary color) and the dog was small, maybe a Pekingese or small Spaniel mix, mostly white fur with fluffy tail and what looked like brown areas on the face.”

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning carjacking; dog-walking car prowler"

  • Question Authority February 19, 2022 (10:05 am)

    Using the ruse of needing help and then violating the trust and safety of a good Samaritan should bring extra charges, nobody will help anyone for fear of losing their life if this is the new scam.

    • emmaws77 February 19, 2022 (11:09 am)

      This is just one unfortunate consequence of 400 million guns in this country and the breakdown of the rule of law. It’s a form of terrorism – I’m scared of my fellow citizens and keep my head down and mouth shut. I didn’t see anything. I didn’t hear anything.
      A couple years ago, during mid-day, I noticed a woman with a dog crying out on a quiet downtown street. A few pedestrians scurried around her, or crossed the street to avoid her. I almost did myself. I assumed she was just another crazy homeless person. Then I realized she was crying out “can someone help me?” And then I realized she was blind and her dog was a guide dog. She was lost and panicked and at her wits end. The uber driver had dropped her off at the wrong place. She was trying to get to the hair stylist across the street, who’s occupants were gazing out the window at the “commotion”, unaware that they were staring at their next customer.

      • aa February 19, 2022 (3:12 pm)

        I’m curious what kind of vantage point the reader had that enabled them to watch a person walk down the street trying car doors, walk down steps, then down an alley ,  “trying doors, etc.” All in the dark of night! Or maybe they followed the alleged prowler?

  • StupidinSeattle February 19, 2022 (4:29 pm)

    There are plenty of good laws on the books already for punishing both car jackers and criminals who commit crimes with guns.  I encourage our legal system to use both to the most severe possible punishment for such crimes.

  • Audifans February 19, 2022 (6:17 pm)

    eh, could have an apartment up higher than the first floor. At any rate, what difference does it make. Sounds like a good idea to follow as long as you don’t get involved in something nasty street lights not that dark

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