12:58 AM: Police have converged on the 35th/Barton 7-11 after a report of an armed robbery a short time ago. So far they’re told the three robbers got away in a car described as (updated) a white ~2008 BMW 3-series, 2-door, right rear bumper damage, dealer plates, last seen southbound on 35th.

1:14 AM: Dispatch has told officers that King County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a gas-station holdup that “just happened” in Burien with a getaway car that sounds identical to this one.

ADDED MONDAY: Here’s the SPD summary:

At 0046 hours, two suspects entered a convenience store located in the 9200 block 35 AVE SW. One suspect brandished a handgun and the suspects made off with money from the register (containing $600-$700). Suspects got in a waiting white BMW 3 Series BMW coupe with a third subject and fled the area SB. About 20 minutes later, KCSO reported an armed robbery at the Shell station at 12653 Ambaum BLVD SW with matching suspect descriptions (KCSO case number 2022-25968). Area check was negative.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbery"

  • N.B. December 4, 2022 (6:57 am)

    We live in the Wild West.

    • Kit December 4, 2022 (6:29 pm)

      Pretty frightening to witness a gun pointed toward your home. Sad how desensitized to violence many/most have become. Just wanna watch a Hallmark Christmas movie in peace and safety.

  • Eric1 December 4, 2022 (9:35 am)

    I feel sorry for the employees of convenience stores as we have an unacceptable number of stupid people in our area. Aside from driving an older BMW, anyone with more than three functioning brain cells knows convenience stores have little money at night. Split three ways, I have more spare change in my piggy bank. Dissatisfied with their loot, they expected a better outcome at the next convenience store robbery. Maybe they could improve on their stupidity by having four people and using an older Range Rover next time. 

    • Joe December 4, 2022 (10:51 am)

      Exactly my thoughts. How much could they possibly be getting from a convenience store? I can’t imagine it would be more than like $50. No one uses cash these days. Seems like these people would be better off focusing their energy on getting a job.

      • Zipda December 4, 2022 (1:44 pm)

        These are not likely Mensa members.

  • Laura F December 4, 2022 (10:54 am)

    I was at that 7/11  earlier in the evening speaking to the employees about a break in and vandalism that recently occurred.  I also feel sorry for these employees and business owners who continue to be victims of senseless crimes.  

  • 1994 December 4, 2022 (10:34 pm)

    Time for the convenience stores to lock their doors at night and do business through one of those windows with a drawer. No more in store stick ups by punks in stolen cars! And if the punks get caught they deserve a punishment not a slap on the wrist. The lax attitudes towards criminals has emboldened them.

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