By Tim Clifford
West Seattle officers assist in arrest
On July 17 a teller at a bank in the 1200 block of 5 Ave. called police to report an attempted robbery by a homeless man. The suspect passed a note to the teller that read “Homeless, hungry, I need your money, give it to me now”. Officers from the southwest precinct were asked to assist in the investigation.
When officers arrived at the scene the teller and a witness described the suspect as a black male in his 40’s or 50’s with dred locks and a dirty jeans and sneakers. The suspect left the building after being told by the teller “we don’t do that”.
Bike officers were able to locate the suspect on 4 Ave and Seneca. This time the suspect was holding a sign that read “homeless could you spare some lill money?”. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for investigation of bank robbery.
Commercial trucks broken into
At a business on the 70 block of S. Chicago St. 3 commercial trucks were broken into on July 21. A worker for the company arrived at the scene to find that there was hole in the chain link fence around the perimeter of the building and that batteries and welding wire had been taken from them.
When police arrived at the scene they noted that there appeared to be pieces of rubber hosing near the trucks, indicating that the robbers attempted to syphon gasoline from the vehicles as well. Due to the fact that the business had no security cameras and that police were unable to recover any finger prints the suspects remain at large.
Crimes reported between July 17 and July 24
Burglaries by block: 1100 block of Sunset Ave. S.W., 4100 block of S.W. Admiral WY. S.W., 3600 block of 46 Ave. S.W., 4100 block of 21 Ave. S.W., 6700 block of 48 Ave. S.W., 7100 block of 31 Ave. S.W., 3100 block of S.W. Othello St., 7300 block of 30 Ave. S.W., 2400 block of S.W. Webster St., 7900 block of Delridge WY S.W., 8600 block of 10 Ave. S.W., 9200 block of 12 Ave. S.W., 700 block of S. Chicago St., 1000 block of S. Rose St.
Car prowls by block: 1000 block of Harbor Ave. S.W., 1500 block of California Ave. S.W., 2300 block of Bonair Pl. S.W., 3600 block of 35 Ave. S.W., 8000 block of Fauntleroy WY S.W., 7900 block of 29 Ave. S.W., 8100 block of 30 Ave. S.W., 7900 block of 11 Ave. S.W., 8400 block of 17 Ave. S.W., 9000 block of 25 Ave. S.W., 9200 block of 30 Ave. S.W., 9400 block of 27 Ave. S.W., 20 Ave. S.W. / S.W. Roxbury St.
Car thefts by block: 1700 block of Alki Ave. S.W., 5600 block of S.W. Spokane St., 4000 block of Beach Dr. S.W., 8400 block of 46 Ave. S.W., 8600 block of 26 Ave. S.W., 8100 block of Delridge WY S.W., 8100 block of 17 Ave. S.W., 8100 block of 12 Ave. S.W., 7700 block of 10 Ave. S.W., 8100 block of 10 Ave. S.W., 9000 block of 17 Ave. S.W., 300 block of S. Cloverdale St., 8600 block of 7 Ave. S.,