WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 7-11 robbers strike again

Seattle Police say the Admiral Way 7-11 was held up early this morning, and they believe the robbers are the same ones who hit the 35th/Barton 7-11 and a Burien gas station early Sunday. The report summary says the Admiral Way holdup happened arund quarter till 4 this morning, with the robbers traveling in a “white, smaller SUV” and parking in the alley east of the store. From there, the summary says: “Two (robbers) entered, one wearing a backpack and armed with a handgun, the other pulled a long gun from his pants. They went behind the counter and demanded the cash drawer be opened. They also took some thin cigars from behind the counter. The cashier had some difficultly opening the register. The third (robber) then opened the front door and pointed a handgun at the clerk from the door. The (robber) with the backpack then took the cash from the register and they all fled to the vehicle.” The summary also notes that an officer heading toward that scene subsequently spotted what’s believed to have been the same vehicle in an alley by the 35th/Avalon 7-11. As the officer approached, that vehicle “fled at a high rate of speed onto the West Seattle Bridge from Delridge Way SW.” Followup investigation revealed that it was a stolen car and that the robbers inside it were likely the same ones from the 35th/Barton 7-11 heist.

26 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 7-11 robbers strike again"

  • Alki resident December 6, 2022 (3:22 pm)

    Exactly what I stated a few months ago, robberies will pick up again once the bridge reopens. Maybe 7-11 can change their hours to not be open that time of morning. 

    • WSB December 6, 2022 (4:29 pm)

      The robbery rate is pretty much what it’s long been. SW Precinct stats:
      113 in 2018
      136 in 2019
      106 in 2020
      155 in 2021
      140 so far this year

      • alki_2008 December 6, 2022 (4:46 pm)

        Are there stats for the two month period (Oct+Nov) for these past years.

        • Madmatt December 7, 2022 (9:34 am)

          Washington being a veryliberal state has lenient  gun laws.  Why?

    • Flivver December 6, 2022 (5:10 pm)

      Alki Resident. The 7-11 name came from their original hours of operation. Opened at 7am closed at 11pm. Don’t know when they went 24 hours.

      • Bill December 6, 2022 (8:35 pm)

        They went 24 almost as soon as they started out!  The 7a – 11p was probably just a ruse to get permitted in most areas

  • Joe December 6, 2022 (4:26 pm)

    Did these guys seriously go wait in an alley near where they just robbed a store? We know they’re coming back to the the same area night after night. It’s safe to assume these aren’t the brightest in the world. It’s only a matter of time before they get caught and have to sit in a cage for 10 years. 

    • Bill December 6, 2022 (8:36 pm)

      Dream on

  • East Coast Cynic December 6, 2022 (5:14 pm)

    If the robbers are from South King County, it’s likely that the bridge closure didn’t matter all that much, for they could have taken the back roads, e.g., 509 to do some peninsula criming.

  • Jamal December 6, 2022 (6:14 pm)

    Any additional description of the suspects? Height, weight, gender, skin color?

    • WSB December 6, 2022 (7:22 pm)

      This is the entirety of what’s in the summary.

  • Peter S. December 6, 2022 (7:51 pm)

    It would be interesting to know if  >> As the officer approached, that vehicle “fled at a high rate of speed onto the West Seattle Bridge from Delridge Way SW.”  << led to no pursuit (and possible apprehension) because of the recently imposed restrictions, or because they managed to evade capture. 

    • WSB December 6, 2022 (8:19 pm)

      What the report doesn’t say is whether *at the time* the referenced officer saw the vehicle by the 35th/Avalon 7-11, they were aware it matched the description of the vehicle from the Admiral holdup. Descriptions often change and/or take a while to get. I’m going back to find the audio but that might not clarify. Meantime, for those interested in the “pursuit law,” here’s its actual text:

    • Brian December 6, 2022 (8:57 pm)

      If it did then good. We don’t need high speed car chases too. 

      • Rhonda December 6, 2022 (9:43 pm)

        You (and our entire community) are in greater danger from violent criminals running free than from police pursuits.

        • bill December 6, 2022 (10:53 pm)

          Rhonda — Try again. Restraints on police pursuits did not come out of thin air. More than 300 persons killed every year in police pursuits:  https://www.newsweek.com/hundreds-are-killed-each-year-police-pursuits-many-them-bystanders-1734216

          • Seattlite December 7, 2022 (8:43 am)

            Should police officers follow their Oath to enforce the law?  Split second decisions are made by police officers each and everyday to enforce the law.  For me, I am thankful for Seattle’s police officers and the dangerous jobs they have to enforce the law.  How many police officers have been killed in the line of duty for the past five years?

          • Melissa December 7, 2022 (9:30 am)

            5 or 6, wanna guess how many civilians they’ve killed in that time though?

          • Paddy December 7, 2022 (10:04 am)

            Usually by the subject trying to evade.

          • Rhonda December 7, 2022 (9:19 pm)

            Thousands are killed by violent criminals who aren’t apprehended by police. The numbers aren’t even in the same ballpark.

          • Pat Davis December 10, 2022 (10:16 am)

            We need a lot more police enforcement! We need to stop tying their hands! And we need to stop risking their lives of police officers! It’s so obvious… Hello?These THUGS need to be put away in jail for a long, long time. They are losers that think that they’re never going to get caught Obviously, we need mini mini more police for the number of slime bag losers hanging around Seattle!

  • Junction Lady December 6, 2022 (8:27 pm)

    Scary happenings for store clerks and anyone in the way of thugs with guns!

  • Neighbor December 6, 2022 (9:01 pm)

    Surprised there hasn’t been surveillance video released from this robbery and the 35th 7/11 robbery as well. We know these 7/11’s have surveillance cameras. But I’m sure the suspects were masked up & wearing sweatshirts with hoods so don’t know how do much good it would do. But maybe a plate number or vehicle was on a ring door came or exterior camera of the 7/11 stores? Glad the workers realize the money can be replaced & weren’t hurt! 

  • brandon December 6, 2022 (9:20 pm)

    There’s lots of traffic camera’s in and out of WS.  But it hasn’t helped find the hit and run cyclist who was killed.

  • 1994 December 6, 2022 (9:44 pm)

    Stolen cars, guns, maybe they are using guns stolen from the Big 5…fingers crossed the SPD or KCS are able to catch ’em.  These idiots are a car crash waiting to happen and a threat to all. The convenience stores should consider locking up at 9 or 10 PM and do late night sales through a window with a sliding drawer. 

    • Brandon December 6, 2022 (11:24 pm)

      You mean the BB guns?

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