WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Admiral 7-11 robbed

Thanks for the tips about police and crime tape at the Admiral Way 7-11. An armed robbery is under investigation. An officer there told us it happened around 5:30 am and that $250 was taken by three robbers. Archived police-radio audio yields a few more details: It was reported about half an hour after it happened. The robbers are described as male, two Black, one white, all in pulled-up gray hoodies, with masks and blue gloves, one in gray sweat pants, two in black sweat pants, one with a silver semi-automatic handgun. Security video showed they got away in a gray four-door Hyundai sedan.

P.S. If you’re interested in asking local police about this or other recent crimes, they’re expected at tonight’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting (7 pm at Admiral Church, 4320 SW Hill).

24 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Admiral 7-11 robbed"

  • Skeptic September 12, 2023 (9:26 am)

    $250 split three ways is what $83?  Stay in school kids!!!  Don’t risk potentially fatal gunshot wounds from the SPD or a decade in prison for 83 bucks.

    • Rhonda September 12, 2023 (11:38 am)

      Potentially fatal gunshot wounds from the clerk are more likely than from SPD.

  • Joe September 12, 2023 (9:37 am)

    They’re risking 10 years in prison for $80 a piece. Geniuses.

  • Streamdreamer September 12, 2023 (9:42 am)

    Shameless, aimless, maybe addicted punk kids risking their lives for a paltry sum. Feeling bad for any small business these days. Must be hard enough finding reliable employees let alone putting them at such ridiculous risk. My money says they were driving a stolen car. The now famous Hyundai…

  • Justin September 12, 2023 (9:52 am)

    $250… Split 3 ways. Incredible.  

  • Tim September 12, 2023 (9:58 am)

    for $200! How can people be so stupid? You can make that in one day working at Home Depot.  But instead you’re gonna spend 10 years in prison with your cellmate Bubba.  I understand the motivations of the Great Train Robbery, but this I don’t get. Hope the employee is ok.

  • West mommy September 12, 2023 (10:24 am)

    I don’t understand because theses days most people don’t even use cash anymore. Interesting that 3 men robbed it, curious to discover if they were like what their age was. I’m glad it didn’t occur during a time that kids went there to buy snacks before or after school and no one was hurt.  

  • N Admiral September 12, 2023 (10:45 am)

    This is unacceptable. We’ve had enough of this. Can we please elect leaders who care and will do something?

    • Derp September 12, 2023 (12:21 pm)

      Would you care to explain how they could help ?These robberies take place all over the city, and police can’t be everywhere to stop these crimes.  Same with car theft, the police have handed out steering wheel locks for the cars. And they still get stolen.  Maybe it is time for the parents to actually be a parent.  Stop blaming city officials for bad parenting.

      • N Admiral September 12, 2023 (12:59 pm)
        • Plenty of ideas to implement
        • – Increase police force and funding
        • – Increase robbery penalties
        • – Facilitate protections for convenience stores eg allow them to have guns as deterrent
        • – Increase after school programming and mental health resources etc etc
        • Derp September 12, 2023 (2:43 pm)

          They have the funding, including bonuses,  just can’t get people. Can’t get the penalties increased if they wont prosecute them and no room in jail.Allows gun in stores,  i believe that would be up to the store owners themselves. 7-11 might have an issue with that.  No more guns.  All good things, but they have been talked about. Again. Let’s go back to the parents. Where are they,  do you know where and what your kids are doing ? Hold them responsible for their childs actions.  

        • Ferns September 13, 2023 (4:36 am)

          Since you’re so concerned about this topic, please let us know which days of the week you mentor at risk youth? Mentorship seems to be one of the major ways to influence children and adolescents who do not get enough attention at home because their parents have to work too many hours to scrape together enough money for food and rent. And that’s even if they’re emotionally mature enough to be good enough parents. So please, do you let us all know how you were helping mentor youth to prevent this gang-like idiotic crime you assign full blame to a handful of elected leaders. Or perhaps you’d like to run for office. Instead of annoyingly complaining. 

          • Westsidegirl September 14, 2023 (10:16 am)

            Mentoring is helpful and should be used.  But we have a deeper problem, which is a culture of violence and desensitization to violence..  the media is a big source of this and another variable, that trains young brains to except violence.  Where are the heroes?  Why do we look up to thugs?  It’s a deeper problem.

  • Julian September 12, 2023 (12:21 pm)

    Many people with an actual job don’t have the motivation to get up that early, meanwhile these guys get up early and don’t have the motivation to get a job.

    • Hank September 12, 2023 (12:57 pm)

      More likely they were on the end of a meth binge and hadn’t slept in 3 days.

    • Alki resident September 12, 2023 (5:08 pm)

      Julian I’m sure they were out all nite long causing problems. 

  • Marcus September 12, 2023 (2:26 pm)

    So which one of our district city council candidates will work to reduce crime?

    • WSB September 12, 2023 (2:29 pm)

      We interviewed both in the past several days, with much of the half-hour conversations devoted to public safety. Publishing later this week (video and text summaries). We’re also organizing a forum for September 25th, and there are others in WS scheduled for the first week in October. – TR

  • Brandon September 12, 2023 (2:54 pm)

    “10 years? more like 10 hours.” Thats the way they see it.There’s a reason these robberies are happening across the city: cars, homes, people, & businesses. There’s no fear of reprisal. Thanks 2020!

    • Derek September 13, 2023 (6:36 am)

      What happened in 2020? You mean cops tear-gassing and standing on necks literally are somehow linked to overcrowded jails and armed robbery upticks? What?

  • Michaelphelps September 12, 2023 (6:49 pm)

    This is the same crew I witnessed steal a car from Safeway yesterday and the same crew that rammed into me last week. Cops and city should be sued for endangering the public by not doing anything about it

  • Buncake September 13, 2023 (8:17 am)

    Get a job quit stealing cars and robbing stores.. Eventually that will catch up with you karma bites back 

  • Brian September 13, 2023 (11:56 am)

     The infamous Raymond who used to work at that 7/11 years ago during the night shift  used to write down all  license plates on cars that pulled into the lot with Suspicious looking characters before they entered the store.        I wonder how many times that particular 7/11 has been robbed?  70’s – 80’s probably Not too often.  These days probably once  a week/ 

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