Robbery Roundup: Group steals bag near 23rd/Yesler

A group of males robbed a woman on Yesler near 23rd Ave September 22 shortly after 8 p.m., according to the police report. One of the suspects allegedly lifted her off the ground from behind while another grabbed her bag, which contained a laptop, clothing, a toiletry bag and some paperwork.

They ran down Yesler to 22nd, where they joined two other males who may have been on lookout. The suspects fled on foot.

More details from the police report:

Police are keeping tabs on one potential suspect, but no arrests were made at the time of the report.

Pair robbed of iPod and phone near 23rd and Marion

Two people were robbed while waiting for a bus near 23rd and Marion September 24, according to the police report. One suspect was arrested after he was identified by both the victims.

From the police report:



5 thoughts on “Robbery Roundup: Group steals bag near 23rd/Yesler

  1. What a bunch of pricks. Why rob from people at the bus stops, don’t they think it might ruin someones life if that money in their purse is all they have? What if this robbery traumatizes them and they are scared to leave their house? Police should look at these robberies as attempted murder/terrorism in my opinion.

  2. This case could be the one to reverse the containment zone policy. Demand a high bail, request that they are excluded from the area between Madison, MLK I-90, Rainier Ave. S, Boren and 12th Ave. until trial. If convicted they are permanently excluded from this area, similar to a SOA that is done with hookers.
    Push the issue as a community and call the networks to cover the story.

  3. Let’s just say that hair is not the primary source of revenue. The owner, Omar Tweedy, has graced the pages of this blog before.

    Quote from that article, posted on 9/22/11:
    “Omar S. Tweedy, 37, is alleged to have sold crack cocaine to a police witness on four separate occasions. Once for $100 in the Walgreens parking lot at 24th & Jackson, once for $100 at 29th & Yesler, and twice for a total of $300 from his business in the 800 block of 23rd Avenue. He has previous felony convictions for 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree assault, and 3 previous felony drug convictions. Police executed a search warrant against Tweedy’s home in the 100 block of 28th Avenue, recovering 134 tablets of MDMA. At the time of his arrest, he was found with several bundles of marijuana, $901 currency, and 2 cell phones.”

    Here is a link to previous charging documents posted on this blog.

    It’s unfortunate that this business has nothing positive to offer the community.

  4. Hm…just a couple blocks from my house, along a busy street where lots of youth wait for the bus.They say violent crime is down in Seattle…do the robberies like this not count as violent?