Courtesy Photo, Renton Police

Courtesy Photo, Renton Police

Renton Police warn of carjackings

Several recent carjackings and attempted carjackings have occurred in the city.

Renton Police have advised the community of several recent carjackings and attempted carjackings that have occurred in the city.

According to an Oct. 27 social media post from the department, the incidents occurred over a 10-day period in various Renton locations, with varying numbers of suspects and suspect descriptions.

In terms of consistency, witnesses and victims have described the suspects as men dressed in dark clothing and wearing face masks, armed with dark handguns and most likely driving a stolen vehicle, according to the department.

The incidents have occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 1:09 a.m. after dark, with the primary motivation appearing to be the robbery of the victim’s vehicle and personal possessions, according to the department.

In one attempted carjacking, the victim noticed a man approaching his vehicle as he was parking, armed with a handgun. The victim immediately accelerated and fled the area, according to the department.

The suspect fired multiple rounds at the vehicle and hit it several times, according to police. No injuries resulted in the incident and the victim drove to a family member’s home to call 911 afterward.

“It’s unknown if all these occurrences are related. We are working with agency partners as these robberies have also increased in frequency in surrounding cities,” according to the department’s social media.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Northwest

File photo
Man, 68, fatally shot in Federal Way on Feb. 13

Killed in 32900 block of Hoyt Road

t
White supremacists accused of double homicide, dumping bodies in Maple Valley

A horse and dog are also dead in this murder investigation.

Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program advocacy group at the State Capitol for HB 1916. (Photo Courtesy of Kindering)
‘When services decline, it’s the kids who pay the price’

Legislative bill would recover funding for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program - and could save the state millions.

Maddy Lindsay won the Miss Auburn crown last weekend. Photo courtesy City of Auburn.
Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn’s Teen 2024 winners crowned

There were 10 Miss Auburn and 11 Miss Auburn Teen contestants

File photo
Renton’s minimum wage measure is passing in early vote counts

Initiative Measure No. 23-02 would make Renton’s minimum wage one of the highest in the nation.

File photo
Police arrest Federal Way teens in multi-city crime spree

Girls ages 13, 14 and 16 allegedly involved in vehicle theft, malicious mischief and vehicle prowl

King County Crime Dive podcast.
The end of traditional youth jail | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, we look at how King County is moving toward ending traditional youth detention in favor of a new facility for minors or even group homes.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
Ex-Seahawk awaits sentencing | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, former Seahawks player Chad Wheeler awaits sentencing for domestic violence charges. Also: Kent police arrest a woman who reportedly threatened a driver with a gun.

Courtesy photo
King County Sheriff’s Office to develop language access program

The King County Sheriff’s Office plans to develop and implement a language… Continue reading

File photo
Federal Way man, 25, arrested for trafficking two Oregon girls, 15 and 11

Bellevue Police arrest man for investigation of trafficking and other charges; met the girls online

t
Emergency housing facility opens in north Auburn

Don’s Place serves people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on veterans and seniors.

t
I-5 crash in Federal Way injures Auburn residents

The Feb. 7 near SR 18 collision resulted in roadway closures for seven hours and 54 minutes.