Ballard Crime Watch: Bank robbery and Walgreen's employee threatened by man with knife

Laptop taken from apartment

On Nov. 6, Seattle Police responded to a burglary at a residence at the 100 block of Northwest 85th Street. The complainant told officers that he had left his apartment to run errands, and when he returned he found his entire apartment had been rifled through. His laptop and personal items were taken. Witnesses told officers that they saw two suspicious looking white males in their 30’s with a laptop computer get into a white box truck that was parked outside the complex. The valued loss is $1,100.

Man wields knife waiting for his meds

On Nov. 5 officers responded to an assault with a deadly weaponing at the Walgreens residing on the 5400 block of 15th Avenue Northwest. An employee told officers that the day prior the suspect sat in the pharmacy section for over three hours before he was asked to leave. The suspect said he was waiting for a prescription but that was untrue. The suspect returned on the day of the incident and went to the same area of the store and sat there for an hour before the Walgreens employee asked him to leave. The suspect said, “I’m waiting for my job.” This was untrue. The suspect grew agitated and lifted a over his head in an attempt to throw it at the employee. The employee struck the man in the face with his fists. Then the suspect pulled out a razor sharp three-inch hunting knife. The employee feared for his life and retreated to a break room and locked the door. He called the police and the suspect fled. The store manager said he would provide officers with security footage of the incident.

Masked man makes off with cash

On Nov. 4 officers responded to a robbery at a bank residing at the 8000 block of 15th Avenue Northwest. The victims told officers that the suspect walked into the bank wearing a Halloween mask. The teller told him to take off the mask and then the suspect pointed a pistol at her face and told her that it was a robbery. He told her to give him all the money. He went behind the counter and grabbed some cash and fled. Officers searched the area but did not find the suspect.

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