WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; vehicle vandalism; under-car prowlers

Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STORE ROBBERY: Three people held up Planet Vapes at Delridge/Henderson on Tuesday afternoon. According to the police-report summary, an employee told police it happened around quarter till 4 – three people came in, one pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded merchandise, while the other two grabbed merchandise. The robber with a gun also demanded money from the register. They are described only as “wearing masks and gloves” and were last seen headed southbound on Delridge. One item taken was described as a three-foot-by-two-foot cardboard box of “disposable vapes.” If you have any information, the incident # is 22-124106.

CAR VANDALISM: The report and photo are from Aaron:

Someone threw a softball-sized rock through my rear window. Appears they missed the first pitch and also took a chunk out of the rear light bar/spoiler. Nothing appears to be missing from the car, and didn’t appear to have been rifled through, so random vandalism? 7100 block of 30th Avenue SW, Sunrise Heights. Wondering if anything else, vandalism or otherwise, happened in the hood last night?

Incident number is # 22-124669.

UNDER-CAR PROWLERS: That’s what we’ll call the people reported by Xtopher, who sent this photo:

Xtopher says neighbors “chased off” this vehicle – a silver/gray GMC Tahoe Yukon with no plates – and its occupants. They were reported to be “crawling under cars trying to steal catalytic converters” in the Genesee/Fauntleroy area on Monday.

18 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; vehicle vandalism; under-car prowlers"

  • Bill May 18, 2022 (1:41 pm)

    Pretty sure I saw that Tahoe going south down 49th around Hanford earlier today. 

    • AMD May 18, 2022 (3:07 pm)

      That’s a Yukon, not a Tahoe.

      • Bill May 18, 2022 (3:56 pm)

        Sure. Just saying Tahoe based off of what was said in the report. Saw that SUV.

        • WSB May 18, 2022 (6:49 pm)

          Sorry, that’s my mistake, Xtopher said Tahoe in their first note and then sent a second note saying it was actually a Yukon.

      • John Smith May 18, 2022 (4:56 pm)

        It’s a Yukon XL (re-badged Suburban). Yukon is re-badged Tahoe.

        • John Smith May 18, 2022 (10:02 pm)

          Suburban/Yukon XL has full rear doors. Tahoe/Yukon has a cutout in the lower rear doors because Tahoe/Yukon wheelbase is shorter than Suburban/ Yukon XL wheelbase.

  • Cogburn May 18, 2022 (2:36 pm)

    Would be nice if we had a police force sufficiently staffed to try to deal with this stuff. 

    • Amy May 18, 2022 (3:42 pm)

      Since when has property crime been a high priority for any law enforcement? 

  • Rara May 18, 2022 (5:19 pm)

    Just called 911 on the guy in the brown GMC and the bright yellow vest. Apparently I wasn’t the only one that called it in. He was cutting up copper pipes in the back of his vehicle. No plates on the front or the back of the vehicle. Totally suspicious. 

  • Rara May 18, 2022 (5:49 pm)

    And just like that, he took off. If anybody sees that GMC with no plates on the front or the back please call 911 immediately they are looking for him

    • Thegirlupstairs May 20, 2022 (1:21 pm)

      The guy in the Yukon lives in my building and two nights ago someone stole his Yukon, or so he thinks. Reading these comments maybe it was towed? Maybe comment Any info if possible I know he drives his girlfriend to work in Bellevue a lot and now can’t make it to work himself and all his tools are gone with the truck. 

  • mama May 18, 2022 (6:31 pm)

    PSA for North admiral residents:Upstanding citizen living in his suburban on the intersection of California and Hill. He just pulled out a bucket of fresh copper pipes which he is currently cutting. No license plate at all. Have reported his car on the find it,fix it app for parking longer than 72 hours along with no plates. Zero resolution. Stay safe neighbors

    • WSB May 18, 2022 (6:44 pm)

      I heard the police dispatch on that this afternoon, though did not hear how it turned out.

      • Admiral Neighbor May 19, 2022 (12:10 pm)

         I’d like to hear how this turns out. I’m a neighbor in the area. It makes me sad because I hope he can do better for himself. If this is the same guy, he had started a new job recently.  Not that I condone his actions, but I have spoken to him on occasion and he seems like a nice guy. His girlfriend lives nearby and she seems very nice as well.

    • Jethro Marx May 18, 2022 (8:54 pm)

      Wait they’ve been parked for 72 hours but also marauding other neighborhoods? 

      • John Smith May 18, 2022 (11:21 pm)

        Jethro, a judge ruled that some Homestead Act (presumably from the 1800s) applies to anyone who is living in a car. So the car cannot be towed. Maybe the law and order issues will eventually become so bad that WA State voters amend the WA State Constitution to clarify that someone living in his/her car is not protected by an obsolete, outdated law.

        • JM May 19, 2022 (7:12 am)

          Fairly certain he was asking how could they be parked for 72 hours AND prowling around at the same time.   

  • Mac May 20, 2022 (2:06 am)

    Yea that is real inaccurate no one was crawling under any cars. someone was walking back to their car from work with a grinder in hand and the neighbor freaked out 

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