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Twist on area crime spree: Theft of $55 wine

Posted by Mai Ling on February 24th, 2013

Despite the spate of more violent crimes in our area, one recent report shows that we still get our fair share of (kind of) high-brow crime.

According to the Seattle Police Department Blotter, a man accused of stealing a $55 bottle of wine from the Pinehurst Safeway on Saturday night attacked staffers who tried to intervene.

Police showed up shortly afterward and arrested the suspect, who was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 littleleers // Feb 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Shoplifters are often violent. Had a friend who worked as a cover security guard for a Safeway couple of decades ago. Chased a man outside who had shoplifted. The man whirled around and slashed my friend’s brother with a knife. He has the five inch scar to prove it. Tougher penalties for violent shoplifters!!!!

  • 2 MapleLeafBob // Feb 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wow! That guy must have really been thirsty.