Man stabbed and robbed in apartment complex stairwell | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Officers were contacted on Sept. 18 to reports of an active robbery occurring at an apartment complex on Burnett Avenue South.

When an officer arrived on the scene, a man with a cut on his shirt and a laceration on his left forearm flagged him down.

According to the man, he was walking up the stairwell and was about to use his key to enter the hallway leading to his apartment, when a man who was “stinky” and “spoke improper English” asked him for a dollar.

The victim said he didn’t have any, when the man asked to see his wallet. The victim said he didn’t want any problems so he pulled out his wallet.

The man then pulled out a knife and told the victim to give him all the money. The victim said he gave $300 he had.

The man then asked the victim to open the door leading into the hallway, but the victim said no. The suspect began screaming, “open the door.” The victim put the key inside the keyhole, then bent the key so it would break.

He said he was scared for his life and for his family’s lives, and that he was scared the suspect would enter his apartment where his family was sleeping.

The suspect then slashed at the victim three times. He received lacerations on his forearm and abdomen.

Someone threw something down the trash shoot, which created noise and scared the suspect. He ran down the stairwell and left the apartment complex.

The victim was transported to Harbor Medical Center to be treated for his wounds.

There is no further suspect information at this time.

Stolen purse: A woman reported her purse being stolen on Sept. 16 at the Goodwill on Northeast Sunset Boulevard.

She said she left her purse in the shopping cart outside the changing room, and found the purse missing when she got out.

Her purse contained her license, her debit card and $20 in cash.

Employees said they would ask the manager to send the police department any surveillance available footage they find.

There is no further suspect information at this time.

Burglarized storage units: An employee from Public Storage located at the 10000 block of Southeast 174th Street, contacted police on Sept. 18 to report two burglarize storage units.

The employee reported the units were broken into sometime in the last 24 hours, and the latch to the units were either cut or wried with.

The estimated value of the latch is $100.

The employee said someone would have to know the main door code to the building to enter the units. There were no cameras in the area.

There is no further information on this case at this time.

Scan and ditch: Police were contacted on Sept. 18 to reports of shoplifting that occurred at the Rite Aid located on South Grady Way.

According to the police report, a couple came into the store and picked up items, and had the items scanned at the register.

The woman loaded the items in a tote bag and left the store before she paid. The man attempted to pay for the items, but left the store to call her back. Instead, they both got into a black pickup car and left.

The man had left his wallet at the store. Officers were able to track the man down using the information on his license.

He admitted that neither he nor the woman attempted to pay for the items.

Illegal tire dumps: The owner of a tire store contacted police on Sept. 18 to report someone was illegally dumping 50 to 80 tires on his property.

He said someone had dumped 20 tires at the location last week, and since there were no witnesses or security cameras in the area, he couldn’t definitely identify the suspect.

He said he suspected it was someone from another used tire shop, since there were so many tires.

He also said it costs him about $2 per tire to dispose of them, and the city will fine him if he doesn’t dispose of the tires.

The officer told him to contact the police if the incident occurs again.

Renton Streets Department said they could not pick up the tires since they were on private property.

There is no further information on this case at this time.


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