Robbery suspects prowl vehicles in casino lot | Renton police blotter

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Armed robbery

Renton police were dispatched on Sept. 6 at approximately 11:56 p.m. to a casino in the 100 block of South 3rd Street after receiving a report of an armed robbery. Dispatch advised that the suspects fled in a stolen white Kia.

The victim of the incident advised police that as she walked to her vehicle parked in a hotel parking lot in the area, two subjects approached her driving a white Kia as she walked on the sidewalk. She stated the passenger exited the vehicle, aimed a gun at her and demanded her purse.

She dropped her purse and the suspect picked the purse up and fled the scene. The victim described the suspect as a 24- to 25-year-old Black man with a thin build and black face mask. She was unable to describe the driver of the suspect vehicle, according to the department.

Renton police reviewed the casino’s video surveillance and saw the two described suspects from the robbery prowling additional vehicles in the parking lot prior to the armed robbery. Investigation into the case continues, according to the department.


Renton police were dispatched on Sept. 4 at approximately 5:53 p.m. to a call regarding suspicious activity near the Metro Transit Center in the 200 block of Burnett Avenue South. According to the department, the caller advised of two vehicles “exchanging gunfire.”

Officers converged into the area and did not observe anything unusual, with a normal flow of traffic and no one trying to flag them down. Officers contacted two subjects near the transit center that advised officers they saw gunfire at an intersection in the area. Officers located two shell casings on South 2nd Street, directly south of a small restaurant, according to the department. Officers observed no damage in the area and located no victims.

A witness on scene described two black SUVs shooting at another black SUV that stopped on Logan Avenue South and South 2nd Street. They heard gunshots potentially directed at a vehicle traveling right onto South 2nd Street at a high rate of speed, according to the department. Police have no suspect information.


Renton police were dispatched on Sept. 4 at approximately 2:08 p.m. to an illegal discharge at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Northeast 4th Street. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the shooting occurred with a man.

Dispatch received multiple calls regarding shots fired and a man stumbling through the parking lot with a red vehicle speeding away. Police located the victim in an apartment unit with a single gunshot wound to the chest with no exit wound, according to the department. Officers rendered aid until medics arrived and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Witnesses contacted advised they observed the victim in an altercation with the described suspects prior to the shooting, according to the department.