It’s been a bit of a crazy month in the neighborhood, with several more intense crimes committed in recent weeks. Over the past month, Queen Anne crime instances have included armed robbery, vehicle theft, and attempted pet-napping. Read on for more details…
- Armed Robbery in Kerry Park: Seattle’s premier view spot and tourist destination, Kerry Park, was the scene of an armed robbery in the early hours of Monday, March 30th. At about 2 a.m., two women and a man were near the park when two men wearing handkerchiefs over their faces approached them, armed with handguns. The suspects demanded their wallets and also took one of the victim’s cell phones before ordering them to run. The suspects allegedly fired a shot into the air and ran to a silver Honda. After the incident, SPD stopped a silver Honda nearby, but the robbery victims were unable to identify the driver and passengers as their assailants. SPD released the possible suspects after detaining and identifying them, but confiscated the car for investigation of evidence.
- Motorcycle Theft Ends in Crash & Arrest: At around midnight on Monday morning, April 6th, a male suspect allegedly stole a motorcycle and rode it southbound on Aurora Avenue North. He was pursued by Seattle Police, and crashed the bike near Raye Street along Aurora Ave N. The suspect ran from the scene, but was soon caught and arrested by SPD on Dexter Avenue, nearby.
- Attempted Dog-Napping Stopped: A woman reported an attempted dog-napping on Queen Anne on April 16th, when she saw a man unhooking her dog from the stop sign outside of Homegrown. The woman immediately went out and confronted the man, who claimed to be merely untangling the dog. He then dropped the leash and jumped into a U-Haul truck, which was idling nearby with a driver waiting. The suspect is described as a large white male in his 30s, approximately 6’5” and around 220 lbs. His head was shaved, and he had a goatee. The man was wearing a black T-shirt and basketball shorts, and may have an ear piercing.
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