WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Recognize this business burglar?

12:34 PM: The latest local business hit by burglary is The Spot West Seattle in Luna Park, broken into overnight. Proprietor Philip Sudore sent these security-camera images:

Philip asks, “Does anyone know this CRIMINAL!? HE cleaned us out last night at The Spot West Seattle! Has a wedding ring on if that helps identify him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Very sad.” He doesn’t have a police-incident number yet but is in the process of getting one.

We have a few other followup questions out and will update. (If you haven’t been there, The Spot is a restaurant and “community hangout,” with several live-music events most weeks in the former coffeehouse space at 2920 SW Avalon Way.)

2:31 PM: Reply: “It was 5:00 am. They took all our espresso, restaurant supplies, Coffee, bread, fruit, avos, restaurant equipment. Be on the lookout for this guy prowling around the neighborhood. Gray Mariners hat.”

17 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Recognize this business burglar?"

  • Dmit April 1, 2022 (1:39 pm)

    Wow.  Sorry to see this happened and I’ll certainly keep an eye out.  Sad that crime has become such a seriously lucrative profession here in Seattle.  Didn’t use to be this way. 

  • Also John April 1, 2022 (2:04 pm)

    You need to look out for those married people….

    • WSB April 1, 2022 (8:14 pm)

      I believe it was just pointed out as a distinctive feature. Maybe the burglar’s spouse doesn’t even know they’re out capering in the wee hours. We’ve had at least one criminal case where a suspect’s mother turned her son in after seeing security video here (per the court documents) …

  • dier April 1, 2022 (3:37 pm)

    I will keep a look out for those huge ears. I get that mask may be pulling them forward but seriously looks like he’s wearing fake ears. This is just awful. So sorry for the Spot. They are a great addition to the community. Are they able to operate right now? I’d like to show some support but sounding like after the theft of equipment might not be able to get a coffee or food right now?

  • R2 April 1, 2022 (4:08 pm)

    Those are some pretty distinctive ears! I’ll definitely keep my eye out for them!

  • Mike April 1, 2022 (4:37 pm)

      Very sad.  This guy might have a coffee shop or cafe.  Circulate this notice in White Center, Burien, Beacon Hill, and SE Seattle.  All close by.

    • JN April 1, 2022 (6:39 pm)

      Howard Schultz?

  • Sunny.206 April 1, 2022 (5:43 pm)

    Was there a vehicle associated with this, maybe some video?

  • Mj April 1, 2022 (10:32 pm)

    No excuses for these perps, the unemployment rate is at historic low currently, aka there are honest jobs available.  Time to catch and put these perps in jail for a long long time.

  • steve April 2, 2022 (12:36 am)

    damn punk sorry Phil

  • Roxhill neighbor April 2, 2022 (12:14 pm)

    I’ve seen that guy around West Seattle before. Maybe the grocery store but definitely would recognize him again. And yes he really does have very large ears. I’ll keep my eyes out for him. 

  • Constitution April 2, 2022 (12:25 pm)

    This person is not a criminal. This is 🇺🇸! We are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This post should be removed.

    • WSB April 2, 2022 (1:37 pm)

      No, the definition of “criminal” is not “person convicted of a crime.” It’s “person who commits a crime.” And this video shows this person committing a crime.

    • mgk April 2, 2022 (8:39 pm)

      Someone better check this persons IP addy cuz they’re sus 👀 maybe send them a dictionary too🥸🥸🥸

    • Give me a break April 3, 2022 (7:38 am)

      He’s literally on camera stealing.

    • Fitz April 14, 2022 (3:55 pm)

      How much you want to bet he doesn’t come forward to correct the record??            

  • Westseattlerob April 2, 2022 (2:37 pm)

    Oh man!! So sorry this keeps happening. If it’s not one thing it’s now this. We love having our dates at the Spot while our son is at school. Sorry Phil, you don’t deserve what has been plaguing you lately with your business. Will definitely be by to see you soon.

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