Pub robbery tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland

McMurphy’s Pub robbed and computers wiped clean
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, McMurphy’s Pub was robbed by a customer and employee on January 31st. Police believe that the suspect used their own padlock to secure the bar’s front door instead of the store’s normal lock. This enabled the suspect to return and gain entree once the bar had closed. The suspect and an unnamed employee are believed to have emptied the safe and wiped the bar computer of all files before fleeing the scene.

Mysterious safe found in SeaTac
SeaTac Police report responding to a tip of an abandoned safe in the road near the intersection of S. 166th St. and Military Rd. S. on Feb. 2. Upon arriving on the scene around 1pm, officers found an open safe in the ditch next to the road. The safe did not appear to be damaged by explosives, power tools or any kind of prying device. Within the safe was a single $50 bill. No robberies involving a missing safe matching the description have been reported in the area and police do not report having any leads on where the safe came from.

Deputies locate wanted criminal in fetal position in gas station bathroom
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a report of a possible drug overdose on Feb. 8 at the Shell Gas Station near the intersection of International Blvd. and S. 170th St. in SeaTac, but found a passed out alleged criminal instead. Deputies reported locating a passed out man laying in the fetal position in the bathroom of the gas station. Though initially reported to be dead, the man was still breathing. Police determined that the man had not overdosed but instead passed out while in the bathroom. Once identified, police found that the man had a warrant out for his arrest and he was taken into custody.

Home thefts/robberies:
11000 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 10400 Blk 19th Ave. S.W., 10700 Blk 14th Ave. S.W., 9900 Blk 10th Ave. S.W., 9600 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 10100 Blk 8th Ave. S., 3000 Blk S. 154th St., 17000 Blk 33rd Ave. S., 16800 Blk International Blvd. S., 16700 Blk 31st Ave. S., 1200 Blk S.W. 137th St.

Auto thefts:
2600 Blk S. 106th St., 10200 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 10000 Blk 18th Ave. S.W., 11200 Blk 2nd Ln. S.W., 12800 Blk 22nd Ave. S., 1200 Blk S.W. 132nd St., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W.

400 Blk S.W. 109th St., 10200 Blk 1st Ave. S., 11300 Blk 26th Ave. S.W., 11600 Blk 6th Ave. S.W.

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