Jackson mini-mart held up at gunpoint

SPD is looking for three masked men who held up a Pratt Park market Thursday night:

On December 29th, at approximately 11:40 pm, East Precinct officers responded to a mini mart located in the 1900 Block of South Jackson Street to investigate a report of an armed robbery.  The victim stated that at approximately 11:35 he left the public area of the store to use the restroom.  When he came out of the restroom, he was confronted by three black males inside the store, one armed with a handgun.  The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and demanded to know where the money was.  The suspect ordered the victim to lie down on the floor.  One of the suspects took the victim’s wallet, while the other suspects attempted(unsuccessfully)  to open the cash register.  The suspects then took the cash register and fled on foot.

One of the suspects ran southbound on 20th Avenue South while the other two fled eastbound on South Jackson Street.   Officers responded and immediately set up containment.  A K-9 team was brought in and attempted a track, but the suspects were not located.  The following is a description of the suspects:

1) Black male, 20-24 years old, 6′, wearing a green ski mask, white hooded sweatshirt, black pants, silver semi-auto handgun.

2) Black male, 20-24, 5’7″, skinny, black ski mask, black jacket, black pants.

3) Black male, 20-24, 5’11″, skinny, black ski mask, black jacket, black pants.

Robbery detectives will now handle the follow up investigation.  If anyone has any information on this robbery, they are urged to contact the Seattle Police Department.

17 thoughts on “Jackson mini-mart held up at gunpoint

  1. Speaking of criminals why haven’t the squatters been evicted yet? Same old same old here in the containment zone.

  2. The people that run that store are really nice.

    Kinda creepy because I had just been in that store about half an hour earlier, kinda a shame that I wasn’t there as I am typically armed, maybe I could have helped out our local small business owners. Although it is always good to avoid a shoot out.

  3. Welcome to the CD where the suspects are never located.

    No witnesses, no fingerprints, no scent.

    ‘If anyone has any information on this robbery, they are urged to contact the Seattle Police Department.’
    I did this once for a robbery, never heard back from the detective.

    Welcome to the CD where if you want your property back, you’ll have to go find it yourself.

  4. I live near that store. Fantastically friendly couple that runs it. My kids walk up there to buy candy and gum. Glad that no one was hurt.

  5. You mean three guys running, one carrying a cash register could not be caught? what was the response time, slow obviously. A friend had her house egged on holloween in Montlake and the cops were there in less than two minutes and caught the eggers. Here we are obviously on the bottom of thier interest except to come to monthly meetings and let us vent. The cops even caught robbery suspects in the Rainier Valley. Why bother, sue!

  6. what mini mart in the cd would not have security cameras and alarms? hope they get one in, because they will be surely hit again.

  7. The usual suspect’s victimy diatribes notwithstanding, the cops come if enough people in the neighborhood regard it as enough of a neighborhood to call the cops.

    It’s only a containment zone if the majority of people want it that way.

  8. I don’t see any mention in the report that they don’t have cameras – I thought they have pictures of suspected shoplifters posted around the counter. Nice folks who run the place, I hope they’re doing ok.

  9. Thats right thumbs. Things are the way they are because the CD residents either want it this way or have the bizzare belief that we must tolerate everything. Wnen you see creeps lingering – you call the cops. Let the cops sort it out. Or you stand around yourself. If they really are creeps – they will leave. Maybe some folks are just lazy or afraid. They don’t get involved and even pretend to not notice the creeps. Otherwise they would have to take time out and do something about it. But no – that might interupt dinner with the kids or the Thursday night men’s drum circle for peace. Sure 10% of us turn out for night out against crime. But how many put in two or three nights out against crime. A walk with the family in the park at night is something you must do. Take a gun of course and a cell phone. But we must drive the creeps from our hood. I actually took the dog and went behing the baseball diamonds last night. Talk about creepy, but, I managed to dislogde severl creeps for a least a little while. If more people would get outside and interact we would have a much better society.

  10. To those of you who think it’s OK to be armed while walking to the corner store: you perpetuate violence in the neighborhood. Anyone with a brain knows that violence begets violence and guns are for the weak and timid. Get a clue.

  11. Exactly what I love about the gun, it makes the 90 pound old woman equal to a group of street thugs. The weak need a defense against the strong.

  12. i think jomama’s point Karl was that you’re just perpetuating more violence in our neighborhood by putting another gun on the street. what happens when you “defend” yourself by shooting a couple of rounds into someone’s home? i hope i’m not behind that “thug” when you shoot at them! yes, we need to get the guns out of everyone’s hands not just yours… but right now, you’re just a part of the problem not solution. the true ignorance is anyone thinking that a gun will keep them safe.

  13. Thanks hunter, tough guy Karl wants to arm granny with a .45 – what a weak minded individual.

  14. Yea I do want to arm granny with the center-fire handgun .380 or larger of her choosing being as it would be that grandmas enumerated constitutional right to do so (US Spream Court DC vs. Heller and Chicago vs. McDonald. I suppose you would rather have grandma robbed, raped, and beat to death because you are so “enlightened.”

    Guns are not going anywhere kiddos and not coming out of the hands of criminals or law abiding citizens anytime soon. I respect your right to not be unarmed, please respect mine to carry a weapon in defense of myself and those who I care about. Also just for the record my Grandma carries an S&W .38 snubnose, My mother in-law, who is also a grandma carries a Ruger LCR in .357 and they both hold WA concealed pistol permits.