Ballard Crime Watch: Woman disturbs trick-or-treaters, arrested for trespassing

Masked man robs store, flees with $800 in cash and lotto tickets

Seattle Police responded to a robbery at a business located on the 6700 block of 15th Avenue N.W. on October 31. The initial report came in as a strong-arm robbery. Police were there within six minutes. A male wearing a ski mask had entered the store. His arm was in his shirt, implying the threat of a handgun underneath. He demanded the bills from the register and all the twenty-dollar scratch tickets from under the counter. The suspect asked for the complainants phone and the portable store landline phone. He said he wasn't going to break them, but that he would set them outside. He told the clerk to wait five minutes before coming outside; otherwise he would come back. The complainant handed over the phones. The suspect fled on foot. After ninety seconds the complainant called police. He described the suspect as possibly being 40-years-old with a skinny build, black hoodie and pants and a mask covering the lower part of his face. Police found two fingerprints on the phones. The estimated loss was $800.

Woman disturbs trick-or-treaters, arrested for two counts of trespassing

Police responded to a disturbance at a store located on the 5600 block of 22nd Avenue N.W. on October 31. They were advised to watch for a black female refusing to leave the restroom of the store. She was allegedly trespassing at the store and smoking and cussing in front of a group of trick-or-treaters. Police located the woman and took her into custody. The security officer of the store advised officers that the woman had trespassed at the store before. Police found that the suspect was wanted for two misdemeanor warrants for trespassing, both for $5,000. The suspect was booked at King County Jail for trespassing.

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