The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.
An employee from Auto Zone contacted police Oct. 14 to report a robbery.
She said she was working by herself around 7:45 p.m. when two men came into the store, looking for car top bags. She showed the men where the items were located, but they appeared to be uninterested in those items and said they wouldn’t work.
The employee returned to the front counter area and the men began walking toward the exit. She said she saw one of the men carrying a box containing car top bag — estimated value of $50 — without paying for it. She told the man he needed to pay for the item, and the man responded, “Just act like you didn’t see it.”
The men exited the store and the employee followed them to the parking lot to take note of their license plate. As the men got into their car, she told them, “You know what’s going to happen, right?” One of the men then pulled a black handgun from his waistband and pointed it at her and said, “No, you know what’s going to happen.”
She went back to the store. She said she was distraught and did not know what to do. She did not call the police until later.
There is no further information about this case at this time.
EMPLOYEE STEALS MONEY: A manager at the Jack in the Box contacted police to report an employee who allegedly had been stealing from the cash register.
According to the manager, she noticed a loss of nearly $940 in the store’s monthly cash deposit document. When she reviewed surveillance footage, she saw an employee stealing money from the cash register. The employee was seen pocketing cash four separate times. The manager said he was a cook and should not have access to the register.
The manager confronted the employee, and the employee admitted to stealing the money. He was able to pay back $468 back and said he would pay the remainder of the money when he received his next pay check.
STOLEN LIQUOR AND MONEY: A restaurant owner contacted the police on Oct. 16 to report someone had broken into his restaurant, located on the 1600 block of Duvall Avenue Northeast, and had stolen all the money in the cash register and multiple bottles of liquor.
A rock was located inside the restaurant, and the owner said he believes it was used to break open the window to the restaurant. The door inside the restaurant was also damaged.
Officers were able to locate several fingerprints throughout the restaurant.
There was no video surveillance footage nor any suspect information at this time.
STOLEN TOOLS: On Oct. 16 a man reported his jeep, parked in front of his house at the 3000 block of Northeast Fourth Street, was broken into.
He said his rear passenger side window was shattered and a box with tools —an estimated value of $1,500 — was stolen. The total estimated damage to the car is estimated at $200.
There is no suspect information at this time.
STOLEN TAILGATE: A man reported Oct. 16 that the tailgate of his car was stolen.
He reported he parked his car outside his apartment, located on the 400 block of Renton Center Way Southwest. He said it was stolen sometime between 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.