robbery Section

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at least two masked, unknown suspects forced their way into a Burien residence on Military Road South near 118th Street, and demanded valuables... [Read more]

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed; female suspect arrested

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed; female suspect arrested

Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 27) around 12:25 p.m., a female suspect robbed the Umpqua Bank in the 200 block of SW 152nd Street. “Thanks to good suspect and a vehicle descriptions from witnesses, one... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]

Recognize this man? He robbed the Key Bank in White Center Friday afternoon

Recognize this man? He robbed the Key Bank in White Center Friday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants our Readers to be on the lookout for this man, who they say robbed the Key Bank on 17th Ave SW in White Center (map below) Friday just before 3 p.m. (click... [Read more]

VIDEO: Detectives seeking public’s help finding Burien ‘take-over’ bank robbers

VIDEO: Detectives seeking public’s help finding Burien ‘take-over’ bank robbers

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police Department and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a series of five armed ‘take-over’ bank robberies –... [Read more]

Is a ‘Lipstick Kisser’ Prowler Kissing His Way Through a Burien Neighborhood?

Is a ‘Lipstick Kisser’ Prowler Kissing His Way Through a Burien Neighborhood?

It’s not quite a romantic Valentine gesture, but according to posts on a neighborhood Facebook Page, a ‘Lipstick Kisser’ may kissing his way through Burien’s Shorewood on the Sound... [Read more]

Here’s what all the Police Activity was around Moshier Field Wednesday Night

Here’s what all the Police Activity was around Moshier Field Wednesday Night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting what all the police activity was around Moshier Field in Burien Wednesday night (Jan. 23) – they were searching for a burglary suspect after a residence... [Read more]

Detectives Searching for Wig-Wearing Suspect(s) in Multiple Burien Robberies

Detectives Searching for Wig-Wearing Suspect(s) in Multiple Burien Robberies

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We will be adding surveillance video to this post shortly, so check back again soon.] The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s)... [Read more]

UPDATE: Woman Raped, Man Assaulted During Home Invasion Monday Night

UPDATE: Woman Raped, Man Assaulted During Home Invasion Monday Night

UPDATE TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2012 2:30 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office released some updated information on the home invasion robbery, assault and rape that happened Monday night, Nov. 11: A man... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Vehicle Theft Leads to Arrest of Pilot in SeaTac Saturday Night

SEATAC BLOG: Vehicle Theft Leads to Arrest of Pilot in SeaTac Saturday Night

A 43-year old Oklahoma man, who police learned was a pilot who was supposed to fly a commercial plane from Seattle to Japan on Sunday morning, was arrested in SeaTac Saturday night (Nov. 3) after stealing... [Read more]

Burien Key Bank Robbed Monday; Suspect Escapes on Foot

Burien Key Bank Robbed Monday; Suspect Escapes on Foot

The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed what many BTB Readers and Facebook Fans told us this afternoon – the Key Bank located in the 17800 block of First Ave South in Normandy Park Burien... [Read more]

Three Suspects in Tuesday’s Armed Robbery of Pawn X-Change Charged

Three Suspects in Tuesday’s Armed Robbery of Pawn X-Change Charged

KOMO News is reporting that the three suspects in last Tuesday’s armed robbery of the Pawn X-Change in Burien (read our coverage here) are all facing first degree robbery charges. The three charged... [Read more]

UPDATE: Third Suspect arrested for Armed Robbery in Burien Tuesday night

UPDATE: Third Suspect arrested for Armed Robbery in Burien Tuesday night

Two suspects were in custody Tuesday evening (Feb. 28) after an armed robbery during which shots were fired at the Pawn X-Change, 15421 1st Ave. S., in Burien. At least one other suspect either escaped…

King County Sheriff’s Seeking Public’s Help Finding Home Invasion Robbers

King County Sheriff’s Seeking Public’s Help Finding Home Invasion Robbers

As we first reported last week – there was a home invasion robbery in Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 8th), when a group of three knocked on the door of a house in the 13500 block of 6th Ave SW in Burien,... [Read more]

CRIME: Robbers Invade Home, Assault Woman, Steal Car In Burien Wed. Night

CRIME: Robbers Invade Home, Assault Woman, Steal Car In Burien Wed. Night

by Scott Schaefer A home invasion robbery took place Wednesday night (Feb. 8th) around 10:19 p.m., where a group of three knocked on the door of a house in the 13500 block of 6th Ave SW in Burien (map... [Read more]

VIDEO: Surveillance Video Released In White Center Robbery

VIDEO: Surveillance Video Released In White Center Robbery

The King County Sheriff’s Office has released the following surveillance video of a robbery that occurred Tuesday evening (Jan. 24) around 7:30 p.m. at Pawn Pros in the 10200 block of 16 Ave SW in White... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #398 Burglarized Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop #398 Burglarized Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop 398, which meets at Normandy Park Congregational Church, has been the victim of two recent break-ins, with losses totaling at least $3.000. “Someone cut the locks off of our storage... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man Killed In White Center Result Of A Dispute, Not Robbery

UPDATE: Man Killed In White Center Result Of A Dispute, Not Robbery

UPDATE 12/28/11 1 p.m.: Wednesday morning’s homicide that occurred at White Center’s Seattle Bakery Roll was not the result of an attempted robbery attempt as police reported earlier, but rather... [Read more]

CRIME ALERT: Highline Athletic Club Trainer ‘Almost Stopped’ Robbery Friday

CRIME ALERT: Highline Athletic Club Trainer ‘Almost Stopped’ Robbery Friday

Reuben Baca, who works at BTB Advertiser Highline Athletic Club, reported on his Facebook Page Friday morning that he “almost stopped a robbery” of a Burien resident’s house. We’ll... [Read more]

Boy Scouts Robbed Of ‘About $1,700′ At Sylvester Middle School Monday Night

Boy Scouts Robbed Of ‘About $1,700′ At Sylvester Middle School Monday Night

Local Boy Scouts were robbed of around $1,700 worth of equipment from their trailer parked overnight at Sylvester Middle School in Burien Monday night, according to police. According to Sgt. John Urquhart... [Read more]

‘He/She’ Robber Of Burien Walgreens Arrested, Discovered To Be A ‘She’

‘He/She’ Robber Of Burien Walgreens Arrested, Discovered To Be A ‘She’

The King County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday (Jan. 19th) that they have arrested the infamous ‘He/She’ robber who hit the Burien Walgreen’s, as well as other pharmacies... [Read more]

Des Moines Woman Busted As ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Bank Robbing Bandit

Des Moines Woman Busted As ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Bank Robbing Bandit

On Tuesday (Jan. 11th), Kent Police arrested Kristin K. LeClaire, a 53-year-old Des Moines woman who was suspected in as many as 15 bank robberies in the area, and who became known as the “Mrs. Doubtfire”... [Read more]

Police Offering $2,000 Reward For ‘He or She’ Pharmacy-Robbing Bandit

Police Offering $2,000 Reward For ‘He or She’ Pharmacy-Robbing Bandit

Last week we posted photos of a female robber that Des Moines Police were seeking that appeared to be male, but apparently isn’t. On Tuesday (Dec. 21) the King County Sheriff’s Department... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Seeking Public’s Help In Identifying This Bank Robber

Des Moines Police Seeking Public’s Help In Identifying This Bank Robber

Des Moines Police announced Wednesday (Dec. 15th) that they’re seeking the public’s help in identifying a female bank robbery suspect, who robbed the US Bank located in the Safeway at 21401... [Read more]

Purse Snatcher Hits Tin Theater Again, Gets Around $200; Reward Offered

Purse Snatcher Hits Tin Theater Again, Gets Around $200; Reward Offered

Olde Burien’s Tin Theater (BTB Advertiser), located next to the Tin Room Bar, was the victim of theft again on Thursday (Oct. 28th) apparently by the same purse snatcher who struck Oct. 14th, this... [Read more]

Bo’s Produce Stand Burgled; Culprit “At Least Eating Healthy” – Police

Bo’s Produce Stand Burgled; Culprit “At Least Eating Healthy” – Police

Story & Photos by Nicholas Johnson Bo Colello spent Thursday evening (Sept. 2nd) playing trivia at his son’s bar and grill in Des Moines. A little after 10 a.m. Friday morning he was forced to spend... [Read more]