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Blotter | ‘Persons of interest’ caught on camera in $2k Capitol Hill apartment burglary

The "persons of interest" in an October 16th daytime apartment burglary on 19th Ave E (Image:

The “persons of interest” in an October 16th daytime apartment burglary on 19th Ave E (Image:

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  • 19th/Mercer burglary: Thieves made off with nearly $2,000 in stolen goods in a burglary of an apartment inside the 19th and Mercer building last Thursday. The SPD report on the daytime break-in is below. A local TV station posted this picture of the alleged burglars caught by a security camera.Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.38.03 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.38.12 PM
  • 22/Cherry gun incident reported: A car service driver told police a teen he chased after the young male reportedly busted out his car window eventually opened fire on the driver with a pistol to end the pursuit near 22nd and Cherry last Friday night. According to the SPD report on the 11:30 PM incident, a group who witnessed the damage to the car joined in the chase but the driver said he stopped following the male after he pulled a gun:Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.26.51 PMThe incident was first reported to police as a fare dispute and initial reports that the suspect was brandishing a shotgun were eventually dismissed. The suspect, described as a black male in his teens, wearing blue jeans and a blue or black hoodie, was not found.
  • 23rd Ave robbery: Police are investigating a possible armed robbery in the 1800 block of 23rd Ave Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 PM. According to SPD, the victim told police the suspect approached him inside a parking garage and demanded his money saying he would kill the victim if he did not comply. The victim told police he believed the suspect may have had a gun so he handed over his cash. The suspect then fled. The report on the incident does not include a full description of the suspect. Police were checking surveillance cameras in the area to try to gather more information on the crime.
  • Boylston beating: Police were called to the 1100 block of Boylston Ave Saturday around 1 AM after an assault victim was found bleeding so profusely that it was difficult to identify where he was wounded.
    Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.24.36 PMA search for the suspect vehicle was not successful.
  • QFC assault arrest: A QFC “freeloader” was arrested Sunday night for assault and property damage after she reportedly went berserk and kicked a car outside the store after being asked to leave the 400 Broadway E grocery mart:Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.18.44 PM
  • Early Saturday morning, police were called to a shoplift attempt that got out of hand at the 15th/John Safeway: Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.22.39 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.22.45 PMThere were no arrests.
  • No treat: A man wearing his Halloween costume on the way to work told police he was robbed of his bag by a group inside the Convention Center Sunday morning. According to the report, the man said he was buying an Orca card around 9 AM while wearing the unidentified costume when a group of males shouted “Hey ghoulie,” at him before pushing him against the wall and stealing his bag:Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.15.53 PM
  • Capitol Hill resident missing: The search continues for Capitol Hill resident and Krishna Venkatesh. The 27-year-old was last seen at work at Microsoft on October 15th. His car was found earlier this week near Deception Pass but the search for Venkatesh continues.10670255_10152745357901351_1566397164014490449_n
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3 thoughts on “Blotter | ‘Persons of interest’ caught on camera in $2k Capitol Hill apartment burglary

  1. Re 19th/Mercer burglary:

    I’m confused. Isn’t this the new, hip, and hyper-costly apt building at 19th Ave E and Mercer? Do the doors lack locks? An inside job? What is up with this? Rather disturbing.

    • More likely some typical passive Seattle neighbor who just lets people follow them in the front door without making sure that they live in the building!

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