WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police investigate reported home-invasion robbery

ORIGINAL SUNDAY REPORT: Police are in south Highland Park investigating a reported home-invasion robbery. The victim called 911 to say someone broke into her home near 14th/Henderson and robbed her, getting away with, among other things, her vehicle. It’s described as a 2008 silver Chevy Silverado. The robber was described only as male, 5-10, thin to medium build, in a black mask, not anyone the victim knew. That’s all we’ve heard so far. (added) If you have any information, the incident number for this is 23-109133.

ADDED MONDAY NIGHT: Police finally released this: “On 4-24-2023 at 0103 hours, police responded to the 1400 block of SW Henderson on a home invasion robbery. The victim was asleep when she was awoken by the suspect who assaulted her, then stole her purse, keys, and vehicle. The suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle prior to police arrival and was not located.” The SFD log shows an engine was dispatched on a low-level response, so it appears the injuries were not major.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police investigate reported home-invasion robbery"

  • kayla April 23, 2023 (10:55 am)

    the vehicle is a 2008 chevy sliver trailblazer 

  • KayK April 23, 2023 (3:59 pm)

    This is very disconcerting to hear- are there any other follow up details? So sorry to hear about what sound like a terrifying experience.

    • WSB April 23, 2023 (4:17 pm)

      I will be asking for the report tomorrow when the media-relations team is back in the office. Haven’t heard anything otherwise.

  • L. Belle April 24, 2023 (1:58 pm)

    Thank you for letting us know. Any updates yet from SPD? A few concerned neighbors would like to know more since this happened on our block. No other media coverage can be found. 

    • WSB April 24, 2023 (3:24 pm)

      Not yet. Unfortunately they’re balking at releasing information. I haven’t given up yet.

      • Concerned Neighbor April 25, 2023 (8:06 pm)

        Thank you WSB for continuing to support our community. Without your advocacy, many things would happen to our neighbors, but they’d happen in silence. For our communities to best stand a chance to be in support, information is the key. We live up the street from there as well and we have little ones. Thank you for being our advocate for knowledge, information, and everything you do!

        • WSB April 25, 2023 (8:08 pm)

          Thanks for the kind words. Please also note that the Southwest Precinct *might* be represented at tomorrow night’s HPAC meeting – group leadership confirmed to me that SPD has been invited as always, and a lieutenant often attends most neighborhood-council meetings – and that would be an opportunity to ask about that or any other concern. https://hpacws.org has meeting info including the link (it’s online-only) – TR

  • TB April 25, 2023 (12:17 pm)

    Really curious how he was able to get in. This is awful. 

    • TB April 25, 2023 (4:37 pm)

      Like did he break a window? Or was the door accidentally left open? I’m two blocks down!

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