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Intoxicated man robbed at gunpoint not much help | Police blotter
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
An intoxicated Renton man told an officer through slurred speech that he was robbed with a gun June 3 at a convenience store on Southeast 168th Street.
The 25-year-old reported he was assaulted by two men, although he couldn't describe how they assaulted him. One of the men took about $30 from his wallet. When the victim reached for the man, the attacker pulled out a handgun from his jacket.
The victim couldn't describe the handgun, but he feared for his life and backed off.
The two men drove off in a black sedan; the victim couldn't describe the car nor which direction it was headed.
More than a warning for transit drinker
A 51-year-old Renton man asked for just a warning June 4 when an officer found him sitting with a can of Natty Daddy malt beer at a Renton Transit Center bus bay.
The can was upright, cold and still contained about half of the beer inside.
The man asked the officer to just let him off with a warning but the officer reminded him of the number of times he had found him with alcohol at the transit center and nearby park.
The man was cited and taken to the regional jail, SCORE. The beer was dumped out.
Renton Police and Metro Transit officers are conducting emphasis patrols for illegal behavior at the transit center this week.
Two men arrested for car prowl
Two men apparently under the influence of intoxicants or drugs were arrested after one was found May 27 looking into vehicles at condos at Lincoln Avenue Northeast and Monterey Place Northeast.
The second man was sitting in a car that suffered front-end damage when it was driven into a tree in a greenbelt.
One of the men said "wow" when asked a question; the second one was stoic, didn't talk and continued to smile.
One of the men reached into his pockets and was subdued by officers.
The men were taken to hospitals, Overlake and Valley Medical, for mental evaluation. Attempts were made to contact the owner of the vehicle.
Sunglasses, GPS system stolen from car
Sunglasses, including a child's "Disney" sunglasses, and a GPS system were stolen from an unlocked car on Windsor Place Northeast May 27.
The loss was estimated at $320.
Asked whether he had seen anything unusual in the neighborhood, the man told officers he found a pair of shoes outside his driveway after the incident that didn't belong to he or his wife.
Later, the officer found five sunglasses, including one that appeared to be a child's, in a backpack during a drug arrest.
Man arrested for shoplifting computer
After they couldn't fit a computer into a plastic bin to conceal it, a man and teen were arrested for shoplifting outside Wal-mart on Rainier Avenue May 30.
Store security watched as the Burien man, 22, and teenaged boy, 17, try to put a computer into a bin. When that didn't work, the two left through the front door, with the man carrying the computer, valued at $750.
They were stopped outside by store security. The teen had indicated he shouldn't be arrested because he wasn't the one carrying the computer from the store.
The man was cited for third-degree shoplifting and taken to the regional jail, SCORE. The teen, also from Burien, was released to a parent; his case was sent to juvenile prosecutors for review.