From our daily check of the police-call logs, one incident of note early today: An armed robbery at the Fauntleroy/Alaska gas-station mini-mart. Archived police-radio audio had limited details on this, so we asked SPD for the report narrative. At 4:51 am, “an officer was arriving at the 4500 block of Fauntleroy Way SW for an unrelated theft call. The victim met the officer outside the business and stated that an armed robbery had just occurred.” The officer was told three people – two male, one female – went into the store, with one “going behind the counter and pointing a silver/gray semi-automatic handgun at the victim and demanding the register be opened.” Between the three robbers, they took money from the register, vape products and cigarettes, and food/drink items, then got away in a vehicle parked behind nearby. According to the radio recording, it was a “blue minivan” and one robber was described in slightly more detail – a white man 45 to 50 years old, tall, medium build. When last seen, police say, the van was southbound on 35th SW from SW Alaska. If you have any information, the SPD incident # is 24-050006.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart robbery"

  • Alkiholic February 22, 2024 (8:29 pm)

    Woke up to several gunshots at 4:26 a.m. on Avalon Way.. maybe 6-9 shots. It was pretty audible closer to 35th and Avalon but still sounded distant. Then I heard SPD roll into the area a little later followed by what sounded like a bunch of yelp sirens from patrol units moving around looking for someone but I was half asleep at that point. Can’t confirm how many shots but it was several after I woke up from the intitial startle

  • Nadmiral February 23, 2024 (10:05 am)

    Yeah, that area is getting rather scary.  Maris apartments have been having their storage lockers, broken into.(right across the street from this robbery.) Absolutely creepy to get takeout food in the Junction and try to safely get back to your car after dark. Lots of strangers and a definite, not safe vibe.. 

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