Not for sale          

Police responded to an assault at West Mercer Street and Queen Anne Avenue North at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

The victim said a man and woman approached him while he was walking on the north side of Queen Anne Avenue and asked if his bike was for sale. He said he thought the couple was suspicious, so he pulled out his phone and started recording them.

Then the woman started yelling and the man threw an open beer can at the victim’s face. The victim ran across the street and into a store. The man followed him into the store and tried to get him to come outside so he could “kick his ass.” The suspects fled the area before police arrived, and responding officers were unable to find them.

Failed thief           

Police responded at 8:16 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, to a condo building in the 4000 block of 21st Avenue West for a burglary that occurred overnight.

The building’s security cameras captured some of the incident. A woman pulled into the parking garage from the alley in an SUV with a small child in the front passenger seat at 2:41 a.m. She left her car in the parking garage and went to the building’s front door, which she pried open with a screwdriver, damaging the door. Inside the building the suspect took a key from an office and used it to attempt to open several mailboxes. When that didn’t work, she went back to her car and drove off toward West Dravus Street.

Coin theft           

A resident of an apartment building in the 3500 block of West Government Way called 911 at 12:49 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, to report a burglary to the building’s laundry room.

The resident lives on the lower level of the building near the basement-level laundry room. She reported that sometime overnight someone used a tool to pry open the door to the laundry room, damaging the frame and causing the lock to jam.

The burglar pried open the coin dispensers for both of the laundry machines; both of them were empty. It remains unclear how much money was taken.

Failed laundry room burglary           

Police responded to an apartment building in the 2500 block of Thorndyke Avenue West for a burglary at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

The building manager told police the suspect had attempted to pry open the doors for three laundry rooms throughout the building between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. The suspect wasn’t successful in gaining entry into any of the rooms.