Ballard Crime Watch: Thief makes off with bike and bandit threatens man with machete

Thief raids business locker room, take’s bags

On July 27 Seattle Police Department officers were dispatched to a burglary at 1700 Northwest Market Street. Two employees told officers that their backpacks had been stolen from the business employee locker room. The space is shared by multiple businesses. The victims told officers that after leaving for a few hours they returned to find their bags gone. Police searched the area but did not find the bags. The estimated value of their loss was $107.

Suspect threatens man with machete

July 25 SPD officers were dispatched to Northwest 56th Street and 24th Avenue Northwest after a suspect threatening a victim with a knife during a robbery. The complainant told officers that the suspect had taken his phone after threatening him with a large machete and a pipe. The suspect fled to a nearby abandoned building and police followed. They found the suspect just inside a window he had broken. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect.

Bike stolen from secure parking garage

On July 23 officers responded to a burglary at the 6500 block of 15th Avenue North. The property had a secure parking lot but somehow the suspect managed to get in. The suspect stole two tires from a bicycle residing in a community area. The thief left the frame because it was secured with a U-Lock. Police are gathering evidence.

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