Blotter | Three robbed at gunpoint at Pike/16th, Lifelong Thrift held up

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  • Armed robbery at Pike/16th: Three people reported being robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning while walking near E Pike and 16th. SPD responded to the call just before 2 AM where a male and two female victims told police that a male armed with a gun and an accomplice held them up before fleeing in an older gray sedan with a mismatched hood. The suspect with the gun was described as a black male in his teens wearing a dark gray hoodie and dark pants. The immediate search for the suspect vehicle was not successful.
  • Man shot in Central District robbery — Police were called to the 2600 block of E Thomas late Friday night to a report of shots fired and a man yelling in a nearby alley. SPD arrived to find an empty alley but eventually tracked down a victim with a gunshot wound to his side blocks away at MLK and Thomas. Police and gang units responded to the area for a robbery investigation and were searching for a vehicle seen speeding away from the scene. They eventually located an olive green Ford Explorer matching that vehicle’s description at Dick’s on Broadway not long after the shooting. One person was detained but we don’t yet know if that person was booked for the robbery and shooting.
  • Lifelong Thrift hold-up: Police rushed to the Lifelong Thrift Store on E Union Friday afternoon to a report of an armed robbery. Staff told police the robber was armed with a knife as he stole an orange jacket and a pair of shoes before fleeing the store around 1:30 PM. The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, extremely thin with blond hair and wearing black shorts and orange shoes at the time of the robbery. SPD’s preliminary search of the area was not successful according to police radio dispatches.
  • Big branch falls at 18th/Howell: Seattle Fire units responded to 18th and Howell Saturday where a large branch fell from a tree neighbors in the area say stands about 100-feet tall. The large branch took out wires and, reportedly, a transformer, but did not cause any widespread power disruption.

    (Image: @stevepmitchell via Twitter)

    (Image: @stevepmitchell via Twitter)

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7 thoughts on “Blotter | Three robbed at gunpoint at Pike/16th, Lifelong Thrift held up

    • I agree with CD Ryan….what is this neighborhood coming to?? My question is what can we do about it?? More people in a condensed area means, in my opinion, more crime. I am getting fed up with Capitol Hill politics. My neighborhood is nothing but a sea of new apartments going up…what is this diverse, quirky, neighborhood coming to and again what can we do about it?? I am afraid this area is going to turn into a generic Ballard and Fremont…

      • seems like your complaining about 2 different things here… firstly that horrible crimes are being committed (or atleast you’re reading about them more) and 2) that cap hill is turning into bland ballard, where presumably you imagine these crimes to NOT be happening. And this all the fault of apartments going up? Oh, shucks, I guess you can have a wee vent on a Monday morning…

      • you are right paul….my bad. I write without thinking :-( I am still venting on the growth of Capitol Hill. I should stick with the subject….I do agree with the crime problem and what can be done???
        thanks for pointing my wandering….

  1. The Triftshop robber wore orange shoes while stealing an orange jacket. I guess he was working on an ensemble. :D

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