By Tim Clifford
On June 20 police officers were contacted by an elderly woman who had been the victim of a street robbery three days before. The victim was embarrassed after the incident and needed some time to decide whether or not to report it.
On June 17 at about 4:30 p.m. the victim was walking home along the 4200 block of S.W. Morgan St. with bags of groceries in her arms and a white billfold in her hand. The billfold contained an ORCA card, credit card, debit card, Social Security card, AAA membership card, an ID, and about $400 in cash. As she was walking along she noticed a group of five teenagers, presumed to all be around 15, heading towards her with skateboards. The group is described as consisting of three White males and two Asian males.
As they were passing each other one of the teens snatched the billfold out of the victim’s hand and all of them took off running. The victim could hear all of the boys laughing and giggling amongst themselves as they ran away from her. While none of the suspects threatened her the victim explained to police that she was afraid of saying anything to them and being attacked with their skateboards. The victim cancelled all of her cards as soon as she got home.
As a bit of FYI, at recent community meetings Cpt. Pierre Davis and other officers with the S.W. Precinct have emphasized the importance of immediately reporting a crime once it occurs.
Crimes reported between June 19 and June 26
Burglaries by block: 1600 block of Harbor Ave. S.W., 2500 block of Harbor Ave. S.W., 4400 block of 52 Pl. S.W., 4400 block of 49 Ave. S.W., 7100 block of Delridge WY S.W., 3500 block of S.W. Holden St., 7700 block of Detroit Ave. S.W., 200 block of S. Webster St., 200 block of S. Holden St., 8700 block of 14 Ave. S., 9000 block of 16 Ave. S.W. (2 reported), 9900 block of 35 Ave. S.W., 11000 block of Arroyo Beach Pl. S.W.