WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Search for armed robbers

8:01 PM: Police are searching in Highland Park for three people who are suspects in an armed robbery. K-9 is already involved in the search, and the Guardian One helicopter is expected to join the search, so you might hear it soon over eastern West Seattle. The suspects were last seen in an alley north of Fire Station 11 at 16th SW and SW Holden. Per an exchange between officers and the helicopter deputies, the suspects might be linked to other robberies outside Seattle. The one who is reported to have had a gun is described as Hispanic, male, black clothing, red gaiter-style face mask. No other details yet.

(Added: Texted photo of one of the SPD cars involved in search)

8:22 PM: Archived dispatch audio indicates the holdup was at Seamart at 16th/Holden. Meantime, the helicopter and K-9 ended their search because the trail grew cold, possibly with the robbers having left via a getaway vehicle nearby. If you’re in the area and see anything suspicious on your security video, the SPD incident number is 2022-301827.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Search for armed robbers"

  • Liz November 9, 2022 (8:10 pm)

    Yep, I hear Guardian 1. You were my first go- to for info, and you did not disappoint! 

  • JG November 9, 2022 (8:15 pm)

    Guardian one over our house now on SW Othello between 16th and 12th. 

  • ZA November 9, 2022 (8:27 pm)

    South Delridge here. Gunshots and speeding vehicles. Cambridge and 16th. 

    • WSB November 9, 2022 (8:33 pm)

      There’s a “possible gunfire” call that police are checking out, most callers in 30th/Cloverdale vicinity. If you haven’t called 911 yet, please do!

  • Dm November 9, 2022 (8:54 pm)

    I hate this!  My neighborhood, my alley, and I hope no one from the Seamart was assaulted, though I know they must be traumatized!  

    • mkd November 9, 2022 (10:05 pm)

      The employee working is my roommate – they held him at gun point but did not touch him. He’s very shaken but doing okay 

      • WSB November 9, 2022 (10:30 pm)

        Thank you for that update.

      • Dm November 9, 2022 (10:47 pm)

        To mkd, I’m so sorry your roommate had to endure this.  I’m sending them peaceful thoughts…

  • Nathan November 9, 2022 (10:03 pm)

    I just heard 2 shots that almost sounded like they came from the end of 40th SW towards the ridge. Anyone get captured yet?

    • WSB November 9, 2022 (10:24 pm)

      Those were fireworks. I heard them and a neighbor reported them to police. Not far from here in Upper Fauntleroy.

  • JC November 10, 2022 (10:26 am)

    Did anyone see if there was a specific vehicle type?A black dodge pickup was left last night abandoned on 11th/ SW Holden side closer to Riverview Park… no plates and door was wide open when walking by this morning.Tried to call non-emergency line for SPD and apparently they don’t have staff to answer the phone… figured posting here might help. 

    • WSB November 10, 2022 (10:52 am)

      Only a mention that a “black sedan” was used in the non-Seattle robberies that the same suspects MIGHT be linked to. Otherwise, the helicopter/dog seemed to be able to detect that a vehicle had recently left a particular spot but unless a nearby home had security video (which they were looking for) I don’t know if they came up with a type.

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