The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described. 

Armed Robbery

Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, police responded to a convenience store at the intersection of Cremona and Nickerson streets for a reported armed robbery.

The clerk told officers a suspect had just entered the store wearing a white dust mask, blue latex gloves and dark colored clothing and held a gun up to his rib cage. The suspect walked the clerk to the register and had him open it before telling him to kneel on the ground and keep his hands up or else he’d be shot.

He took about $600 from the cash register and left the store, heading southbound on Queen Anne Avenue North. Police set up a canine containment of the area but didn’t find the suspect.

They did find a blue latex glove and seven bullet cartridges at the west corner of Dravus and Nickerson streets.

Mail Theft

A little before 2 p.m. on Aug. 27, the building manager for an apartment in the 800 block of West Crockett Street called 911 to report a theft.

They said that sometime between 8 a.m. on Aug. 18 and 1:55 p.m. that afternoon, someone came into the lobby and pried the entire metal door frame from the mailboxes, stealing several pieces of mail.

Just Looking

A little before 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, police responded to a burglary at an apartment building in the 100 block of West Olympic Place.

The building manager said the burglary occurred sometime between noon on Aug. 24, and noon that day.

She showed police several exterior doors that the suspect had attempted to open before successfully prying open the main entrance door. There were plier marks on the door handle. Three interior doors were damaged including the door to the records room and two laundry room doors. Nothing was taken from any of these rooms.

The building manager said there used to be a coin machine in the laundry room that had been targeted many times, however they haven’t replaced it since the last incident. One tenant did report that a part worth about $2,000 was taken from his motorcycle, which was parked in the building’s garage.

Bold Shoplifter

At approximately 10 a.m. on Aug. 26, police were called to a store in the 1000 block of Mercer Street for a shoplifting incident.

The store manager reported that a suspect who frequently shoplifts from the store and has been criminally trespassed had just stolen more merchandise.

That day, the suspect came in and was immediately told by staff that he needed to leave. He ignored the employees and took two boxes of cereal and an 18-pack of beer.

Lazy Burglar

A little before 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, police responded to a construction site in the 600 block of West Mercer Place for an attempted burglary.

A site employee said there was video footage from the night before of a suspect trying to break into the site. The video showed the suspect attempting to enter the site through several entrances at about 10 p.m.

After several failed attempts the suspect went into the neighbor’s garage and rolled out some paper, where he took his shirt off, laid down and drank beer and ate some chips.

The employee stated nothing was taken during the incident and none of the entrances were damaged from the suspect’s attempts to gain entry.

Storage Unit Break In

Just after noon on Sept. 3, the building manager of an apartment in the 2500 block of 15th Avenue West called 911 to report a burglary to the building’s locker room.

Someone broke in and prowled the storage lockers in the laundry room in the basement.

Four storage units had their locks broken off and residents’ personal items were scattered all throughout the floor. Some clothes, a figurine and a television were reported stolen.