CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Recognize any of the Bellevue Rare Coins robbers?

After the Bellevue Rare Coins holdup in The Junction on Wednesday, we asked if the store had security images or video to release. Tonight, they have sent several images.

The store describes the robbers only as “3 young black males, one with an odd limp.” As shown in the image above, the robbers also smashed jewelry display cases.

As reported here Thursday, the store closed after the robbery, for what’s described as remodeling and security updating, “bringing all protocols and equipment up-to-date with state of the art security,” which they plan to do at their other stores too.

If you have any information about the robbers’ identities, you can call Seattle Police and refer to incident # 22-085753.

26 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Recognize any of the Bellevue Rare Coins robbers?"

  • Pelicans April 9, 2022 (8:26 pm)

    Am I correct in remembering that one of the recent pot shop robbers had a prosthetic leg? Was that person ever caught?

    • Marina April 9, 2022 (9:41 pm)

      EXACTLY what I was thinking! Same age range too, and I don’t believe they’ve been caught yet. 

      • Marina April 9, 2022 (9:49 pm)

        In fact one of the dudes had the exact same coat on. 

    • gennyhill April 10, 2022 (7:27 pm)

      You’re right about the prosthetic leg:  “Police said one of the teens has a prosthetic leg, something that was noticed during the robberies.”

    • Adam April 11, 2022 (3:51 pm)

      They just caught the guy today, one of them, charged with murder. If you look at the pictures, the ones at Bellevue coins and there jail pictures the eyes look the same. Also one of the guys has fake leg, prosthetic, which in one of the pictures from Bellevue coins looks like his leg is messed up. I bet you they are the same guys. I hope they the cops link together. The people at Bellevue coins are super nice and that sucks for them.

      • WSB April 11, 2022 (4:08 pm)

        Thanks for the update. I heard a stakeout for those two earlier today (not anywhere near here but it was SPD) but didn’t hear the arrest. (Asking SPD if there’s any official word about whether they’re being investigated in the BRC holdup.)

  • onion April 9, 2022 (10:00 pm)

    These punks truly deserve to get their butts kicked –hard!

  • JJ April 9, 2022 (10:21 pm)

    This must have been terrifying for those working and in the shop. I wish them peaceful healing. What a selfish, cruel crime. 

  • trickycoolj April 10, 2022 (12:11 am)

    Looks like one of them needs some jock itch cream.

    • pelicans April 10, 2022 (12:31 am)

      Faulty math:  one hand for pistol, one for pants, none for loot or door!  D’oohh!

  • Watertowerjim April 10, 2022 (7:16 am)

    Their parents must be so proud….

    • AMD April 10, 2022 (6:10 pm)

      Why do people say this?  Good people raise kids that end up doing bad things anyway.  No one raises their kid to be a criminal.  This is probably as hard on the parents as anyone else (if not harder).  

      • East Coast Cynic April 10, 2022 (7:01 pm)

        If they were good parents and knew they were doing this, they would turn them in.

      • Tar N Feather April 10, 2022 (7:55 pm)

        Lol I think you’re assuming a lot here. Lots of parents who had jacked up pasts will definitely pass their knowledge down to their kids. Not saying that’s the case here but if you’ve been around neighborhoods long enough you can see a generational thing going on. 

  • Mj April 10, 2022 (9:52 am)

    Absolutely frightening!

  • Seattlite April 10, 2022 (11:13 am)

    These are dangerous, not-so-smart criminals who do not know right from wrong.  Let’s hope that Seattle’s police will find them before they do the ultimate to a target or by-stander.

  • Gittel April 10, 2022 (12:21 pm)

    I.D. May be easier if it’s really true that two of them are left handed, yes?

  • West Seattle April 10, 2022 (2:05 pm)

    Gosh, I recognize/think the dude in Puma pants but man I can’t remember his name or how I know the dude but man I seen him and met him before. Just can’t remember how and what his name is. But soon, I remember I will call in to give his information. 

  • Wsgal April 10, 2022 (5:42 pm)

    Mere children, they are! So brazen broad daylight, disgusting. Are these the ones that murdered the pot shop employee?  

    • WSB April 10, 2022 (5:49 pm)

      Much speculation but police have not publicly linked this to any other cases so far.

  • waughtown April 10, 2022 (6:19 pm)

    Are these the same guys released by Judge Averil Rothrock against the wishes of the King County Prosecutors?  After robbing a pawn shop in Federal Way at gunpoint—-they pistol whipped one of the employees—–King County Prosecutors requested that they be held in detention.  However, Judge Rothrock released them with ankle bracelets under house arrest.  Now they are suspects in a Tacoma cannabis store murder.   One of the suspects has a prosthetic leg.  If these are the same suspects, they are extremely dangerous.

    • Tar N Feather April 10, 2022 (7:57 pm)

      I feel like this judge should face jail time over this or at minimum suspension of license.It’s not like it was some kid who got caught selling a pound of weed so they were let out on recognizance.

      • Peter S. April 11, 2022 (9:57 am)

        Some of you might knee-jerk dismiss this source for his political leanings, but that doesn’t automatically make it untrue just becasue it doesn’t align with your own political beliefs. Perhaps some insight here:

        Snip: ” Well-respected jurists tell Dori that every year – right before elections – lawyers in the King County Bar Association are invited to rate judges on the Judicial Evaluation Survey. Last year, 18 percent of attorneys responded. The vast majority were defense attorneys because defense lawyers far outnumber any other kind of attorney. High ratings are prized by judge candidates when they post to the King County Voters Guide.And what do criminal defense attorneys like in their judges? Ones that let their clients go free.”


  • clairdesol April 14, 2022 (11:59 am)

    Website says:West Seattle Store Will Be Closed until July 2022Windows and door are boarded up, and there is a CLOSED sign on the door, but could not read from the car.

  • 98126res April 29, 2022 (2:17 pm)

    Vote them out can be most effective if people vote and are fed up with current policies and politicians and judges.   Prayers to God are supremely effective, praying for victims, criminals, and ourselves every day. Saying the Rosary has us look above, asking God humbly for God’s help, and to give us Faith, Hope, and Love.

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