CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; stolen blue Ranger; prowler

Three more Crime Watch reports:

STORE ROBBERY: The California/Charlestown 7-11 was held up early this morning. According to the preliminary police summary, two people walked into the store at quarter till 5; one pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The report says they then “grabbed the cash and also took some tobacco products, (then) left the store (and) got into a possible Toyota Prius and fled at a high rate of speed.” Only descriptive info in the summary is that the robber with the gun was wearing gloves. SPD incident # 2022-173146.

STOLEN TRUCK: Texter reports their 1993 dark blue Ford Ranger truck was stolen early this morning from 34th/Holden. It has silver Harley-Davidson decals on both side windows and the rear passenger window, plus a Go Cougs decal on the driver’s side. Plate C20333X; the owner notes, “Still had the temp. in the back window, just got the plate on Saturday.” SPD incident # 2022-173230.

PROWLER: Eric emailed to report a prowler at 1 am near 34th/Spokane: “Police were called. When they arrived he was told to leave. Prowler would not leave when told by neighbors. No known theft.” SPD incident # 2022-173033.

11 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; stolen blue Ranger; prowler"

  • Alki resident July 6, 2022 (1:13 pm)

    How do you go a high rate of speed in a Prius?

    • John July 6, 2022 (2:15 pm)

      Well they are an electric engine so they don’t have any gearing and they can go faster than people think. I’ve had mine over 100mph before

    • Flivver July 6, 2022 (2:33 pm)

      Car magazines are starting to do articles on “hot rodding” electric cars. And, John is right Prius’s are a lot faster than they look.

    • StopCuttingDownTrees July 6, 2022 (4:13 pm)

      The 0 to 60 time for a 2020 Toyota Prius is 9.7 seconds, which is slower than almost any other modern car.

      • Alki resident July 6, 2022 (6:40 pm)

        This is shocking as I’m always finding myself getting stuck behind one in the fast lane going min speed. 

    • Bread July 7, 2022 (9:41 am)

      Haha, I was wonder that too!

  • Sixbuck July 6, 2022 (2:48 pm)

    Electric vehicles are extremely quick. Most EVs can beat most muscle cars off the line. My personal experience is that most Prius drivers choose to drive at or usually under the speed limit, which is already pathetically low thanks to our Summer of Love ex mayor Feckless Durkan. 

    • Rocket July 6, 2022 (7:08 pm)

      I bet you complain about gas prices without any hint of irony.

  • Oh Seattle July 6, 2022 (7:13 pm)

    The owner of that 7-11 works so incredibly hard, as does the very long-term overnight clerk who was robbed, typically 7 days per week.  So disgusting that some dirtbag robbed the place at gunpoint.  I hope they are caught or worse.

  • Dumbfounded July 6, 2022 (9:27 pm)

    Why would they speed? Doesn’t that make them look like a more obvious suspect? Idiots 

  • Malkavia starnes July 10, 2022 (6:22 pm)

    Is the ford ranger dropped super low? 

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