First, the attempted robbery, Wednesday afternoon at a grocery store just north of Maple Leaf, police said.
Shortly after 4 p.m., the three suspects–two 14-year-old females and one 15-year-old female– entered the store near Northeast 123rd Street and 15th Avenue Northeast. The suspects went to the deli section of the store and took a couple of sandwiches and combination meals they had ordered and then put the items inside a backpack. The group then left the store without paying for the items. When the Loss Prevention Officer contacted the group outside of the store, one of the suspects produced a Swiss Army knife and opened the blade. The Loss Prevention Officer backed off, and the suspects ran off northbound.
Officers were called and located the trio hiding several blocks away. One of the suspects was listed as a runaway and had a misdemeanor warrant. The three suspects were positively identified and arrested. It is believed that the same three suspects were involved in a similar robbery at a store at the Northgate Mall a week earlier, where they set off a fire extinguisher in a security office and attacked a security guard.
On car prowls, on Thursday police released year-to-date figures that show, in the North Precinct, as usual, Northgate leads all the rest:
This is not true for the entire city, though. Both downtown and Queen Anne have hundreds more than Northgate so far this year.
The full graphics are here.
Summer has arrived and lots of community events are happening around the north precinct. I would like to invite you to one of my favorite. The North Precinct picnic which will be held on Saturday July 9 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22 Ave. N.W. It is a lot of FUN. So hopefully you can put it on your schedule and come bye and say HI. You will also be able to sign up for Night Out or get information on how to sign up when you get home.