Penny Pinched: Bungled Robbery Reaffirms That Crime Does Not Pay

A man arrested after robbing a Northgate convenience store Friday probably would’ve had a more lucrative evening if he’d just stayed home and gone through his couch cushions.

The suspect walked into the store in the 10700 block of 5 Ave. N.E. just after 7 PM with shirt pulled over his face, and flashed a knife at the store’s owner.

When the suspect demanded money, the store owner gave him change from the register.

The suspect demanded the cash from the register as well, but was interrupted when other customers entered the store.

The suspect became scared and fled on foot only to be chased down and subdued by two witnesses, who held the suspect until North Precinct Officers arrived.

Officers took the suspect into custody and booked him into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

Man Struck By Gunfire During Rainier Beach Rolling Gun Battle

Around 7:15 pm Sunday, suspects in two cars traveling near Rainer Ave. South and 56th Ave S. opened fire on each other, significantly injuring a passenger in one of the two vehicles.
The driver of the car with the injured passenger fled the area, but lost control and crashed into a nearby bus shelter.
The driver removed the injured passenger from the damaged car and escaped the scene in another vehicle.
The two eventually arrived at Harborview Medical Center where the wounded man is being treated for his injuries.
Detectives are still searching for the other people involved in this incident. If you have any information in this case you are asked to call 911 and speak with officers.

Man and Woman Shot in West Seattle

A man and woman arrived at Valley Medical Center today claiming they had been shot in West Seattle at 2:15 p.m.

The couple was driving in the 9400 block of 15 Ave. S.W. when they were shot at by a group of males.

One of the bullets struck the man in the leg and another bullet grazed the female’s ear.

Officers are canvasing the area looking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who may have been struck. Gang Unit Detectives will be conducting the investigation as is procedure in a non-life threatening shooting.

If you have any information on this shooting, you are asked to call 911 and request to speak with an officer.