CRIME WATCH: Roxbury mini-mart robbed

King County Sheriff’s Deputies are reported to be searching with a K-9 after an armed robbery at the 30th/Roxbury 76 station/mini-mart. Two robbers were reported to have left on foot, westbound on Roxbury, after acquiring an additional gun by stealing it from an employee, according to the dispatcher. A “gray sedan” might also be associated with the robbers, as was the case in what was reportedly a similar robbery earlier this evening in South King County. Seattle Police are helping KCSO look for the robbers.

42 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Roxbury mini-mart robbed"

  • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (2:38 am)

    There was an armed robbery tonite involving a grey car in Burien too. 

    • Seola Greenbelt March 31, 2024 (11:11 pm)

      Drive south on 35th until it dead ends at a park. Suspicious gray sedan hang out 

      • Beautifulsky April 1, 2024 (9:40 am)

        It’s important to tell the police these things in addition to the blog(location of cars of concern ) remember, you can text 911 nowadays

  • bill March 31, 2024 (6:31 am)

    So, the “good guy with a gun” not only could not stop the robbery, he further armed the criminals. 

    • Socialcontract March 31, 2024 (7:51 am)

      When the data is telling you what you don’t want to hear…

    • Mike March 31, 2024 (8:00 am)

      I’m happy you realize that bad people (criminals) are the ones doing bad things and not an inanimate object.  I’m also happy the employee was not shot and killed after two armed robbers (aka, criminals) pointed firearms at them.  Unfortunately, you failed to recognize the victim who faced a deadly threat in this situation.

      • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (10:32 am)

        Exactly, thanks for this. 

      • Jazz March 31, 2024 (5:08 pm)

        So true , even if you have a gun it depends on the situation if you are able to use it. 

      • Jazz March 31, 2024 (5:18 pm)

        The gun was not in open area or  on a cashier. It was hidden out of the way, but the criminals came to the store before they knew store was armed. The cashier didn’t get the time to take the gun out , gun was pointed at his head. 

    • miws March 31, 2024 (8:15 am)

      Bill, Exactly.

    • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (10:02 am)

      It was a take over robbery. The one guy jumped the counter while the other guy walked around to the cashier. No time to react or protect himself against two guys with guns. 

  • adrien March 31, 2024 (7:12 am)

    I have as much confidence in SPD that I do the 9th guy batting in the line up in a baseball game. 

  • RickB March 31, 2024 (8:37 am)

    Clearly what’s needed is another good guy with another gun. Nothing could go wrong then!

    • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (11:00 am)

      A few short years ago, a good guy with a gun saved the life of the 7-11 cashier and himself when a robber came in to do an armed robbery in Boulevard Park. Two of them lived to talk about it. 

  • K March 31, 2024 (11:06 am)

    You guys are totally missing the point that the criminals ended up with MORE guns because of some ridiculous notion that having one will somehow stop or prevent crime.  He had a gun and the store still got robbed.  He had a gun and was still victimized.  Every other fact of the robbery highlights the point that having more guns doesn’t prevent crime.  Now the criminals have another gun, because the poor cashier believed in the insane fantasy that having a gun would somehow prevent bad things from happening.  

    • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (11:43 am)

      Criminals can get guns on the streets all day long. They don’t have to rob from us in order to get them. There’s hundreds of ghost guns out there. 

      • Rara April 1, 2024 (5:46 am)

         The ghost guns are a huge issue all over the country. It’s gotten pretty bad. And they are easy to get. Gun laws won’t stop that. It’s unfortunate. 

    • Steve March 31, 2024 (2:15 pm)

      K, I can tell you’re not a gun owner so maybe you shouldn’t speak on it. Firstly, it’s terrifying carrying and being a responsible gun owner. When it comes time (hopefully never) to use deadly force you still have consider whether killing someone over $100 or so dollars is even worth it. Even though they have a gun, and you could probably fire without consequences. Second, It is so hard to overcome an ambush. In that industry you are a sitting duck and will almost never win vs a planned ambush. I carry and I would use my legal right to preserve life not cash. 

      • K March 31, 2024 (2:41 pm)

        All of you, still, completely missing the point.  Like, open you minds just a little bit and think about it.  REALLY think about it for a minute.

      • Bbron April 1, 2024 (4:32 pm)

        if when you are carrying you are “terrified” I don’t think you carrying is a good idea. we don’t need more nervous people with guns; we have enough of them on SPD already. the overwhelmingly more likely scenario that actually plays out with people with guns is that you will become a victim to your gun either self inflicted, an accident, having it taken from your, or escalating a situation. gun ownership is predominantly a risk to yourself, and only the most serious, committed folks should be doing it. if you aren’t regularly practicing, you shouldn’t be carrying.

  • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (12:15 pm)

    Republican backed gun crime will continue until we vote them out. The way to stop this is to stop the conservative policies that cause it. Vote.

    • RedDutchOven March 31, 2024 (1:10 pm)

      PotKettleBlack, the Democrats have had 100% control of Olympia for 6 years and have passed strict, draconian gun laws. Yet gun crime in this state has exploded to record levels. Carrying a gun is a Constitutional right and has been upheld by 3 consecutive Supreme Court rulings. 

      • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (2:57 pm)

        Olympia, like Seattle, is surrounded by counties that are Republican controlled. The influx of crime, violence, and refugees comes from the outside. That’s why voting is so important. It has to be a nation wide effort to change. 

    • lindsay March 31, 2024 (1:53 pm)

      Republican backed gun crime? im a bit confused if this is satire or what.

      • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (2:35 pm)

        Republican policy makes guns easily available to criminals. When Houthis attack ships using weapons provided by Iran we call them Iranian backed terrorists. When criminals attack businesses with weapons provided by Republicans we should call it Republican backed crime. It’s just more accurate.

        • Alki resident March 31, 2024 (3:12 pm)

          As an FFL, you are required to do a background check and pass it and then a 16 day wait to pick up your gun. We don’t have a grab a gun and go state. No gun is “ easily available “ when you buy through the proper channels. 

          • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (5:04 pm)

            As an owner with a CPL I can tell you that getting both the firearm and license was shockingly easy. All it really required was money. Guns can just as easily be transported across state and even national borders. Where do you think organized crime in Central and South America gets all its guns? They come from the US. We need better laws on a national level. Voting Republican prevents that from happening.

          • Wow.....just wow March 31, 2024 (7:18 pm)

            Good grief, PotKettleBlack, are you really that much of a hypocrite? It’s ok for YOU to own a gun and carry it with a CPL but every other law-abiding gun owner/carrier is contributing to Republican-caused gun crime? Wow….

          • Mike March 31, 2024 (8:09 pm)

            “Where do you think organized crime in Central and South America gets all its guns?” The ATF and other 3 letter government agencies are some of the biggest suppliers to those organizations.  I’m not sure if you know about “Fast and Furious” or the billions in fully functional military equipment we left behind in Afghanistan in our epic trainwreck pullout, including full automatic and legitimate weapons of war, military body armor, military optics and night vision, armored vehicles, etc.  guess what’s been found in Mexico being used by cartels now???

    • Bibliophile March 31, 2024 (2:14 pm)

      I am sure that is what our local businesses and victims really need to hear: just vote🙄. While I do believe in the power of voting and do so, when crimes happen, screaming rock the vote doesn’t help.

      • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (2:39 pm)

        Correct. Voting is a long term solution that requires effort and patience. It won’t help you today, but it will help everyone later. People need to hear it because it’s the truth. The uptick in crime, violence, and refugees on our streets is a direct result of Republican policy. The sooner we remove those policies the sooner we can move forward.

    • Bill March 31, 2024 (3:24 pm)

      Which republican offices holders in Seattle, King County and WA Sate – do YOU hold responsible for backing gun crime?

      • Derp March 31, 2024 (4:20 pm)

        The United States you guys. A side note, The Republicans can’t find a candidate for Governor in Washington State.  

      • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (5:10 pm)

        All of them. In addition I hold all Republicans voters responsible. The conservative policies of the Republican party promote crime, illness, and poverty. If you vote Republican you are part of the cause. But… you don’t have to be. Any Republican can leave the party at any time. 

        • Alki Seltzer March 31, 2024 (5:41 pm)

          PotKettleBlack, Republican voters helped elect a sensible, centrist Mayor Harrell and level-headed city council, both of which are cleaning up our city fast. GOP voters also got enough signatures to force Olympia lawmakers to repeal the police pursuit ban. Thank God for Republican voters.

          • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (6:18 pm)

            Alki Seltzer – What you are seeing (and sadly are a part of) is the conservative plan in action. Conservative policy leads to poverty and crime, which then allows conservatives to run on the lie that they are “tough on crime.” Once elected they cause more poverty and crime or just move it somewhere else. It’s a circle. Those human beings that you think are being “cleaned up” aren’t disappearing (yet).  They will just flee conservative policies  and end up on someone else’s street. If you are comfortable with kicking literal human lives down the line then by all means keep voting Republican. But be honest about what you are doing. Admit that you would rather hurt people than pitch in and help. 

          • Byron James April 5, 2024 (12:51 am)

            @PotKettleBlack. You make absolutely no sense at all.

  • claus March 31, 2024 (12:16 pm)

    Not sure one guy coulda jumped the counter while the other one went around the counter.  Been in this mini mart and seems like the cashier area may be sealed off in some sort of fashion, and not ideal for a jump on counter.

  • Joe March 31, 2024 (6:58 pm)

    Wow, a horrible crime was committed and all people can think about is exploiting it to further the political arguments. Sad.

    • Rhonda March 31, 2024 (8:27 pm)

      I agree with you 100%, Joe. The team at that 76 are good folks and don’t deserve this. I’ll make it a point to buy gas-n-snacks there more often in the future.

      • PotKettleBlack March 31, 2024 (9:38 pm)

        Maybe the awesome 76 crew can take all the snack money and use it to stop the bullets, or maybe we can admit there is a reason this happened to them and the reason is a political argument. Thoughts and prayers won’t stop this. Voting will.

        • 1994 April 1, 2024 (10:43 pm)

          It is gonna take a LOT of voting and a LONG time before anything with firearms changes. That is the sad truth.  The PBS news the other night gave some numbers, the USA has about 4 % of the planet’s population but has about 40% of the planet’s firearms in the hands of the population.  Think about it, 4% and not every person has a gun…..pretty crazy but not surprising there is so much gun violence day in and day out. 

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