West Seattle pub feeling community outpouring after break-in

Mar 7, 2024, 3:38 PM | Updated: 8:25 pm

Admiral Pub West Seattle...

Admiral Pub in West Seattle was robbed on March 1. (Photo: James Lynch)

(Photo: James Lynch)

Burglars hit the popular Admiral Pub in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle early on March 1.

They smashed through the front doors and rummaged through the pub, looking for anything of value.

Thousands of dollars stolen from West Seattle pub

They left with loose change and bottles of liquor, but the damage left behind — estimated at more than $6,000 — is most troubling for the owners.

“I feel really bad for them. It’s hard,” neighbor Laura Clark said. “Profit margins are small with these independent businesses, and I think it’s really important for the neighborhood to have these independent businesses. They bring a lot to the community.”

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Once word spread about the burglary, customers, neighboring businesses and local residents responded to help the pub recoup its losses.

A GoFundMe page has been set up, and by Thursday night, over $3,850 had been raised. The goal is $6,000.

The owners, in part, wrote the following on the GoFundMe website:

We do our best to plan for these days, but they always come when you least expect them. If you would like to support us here are 2 ways you can support us: You can donate to our gofundme, or you can come out next week to Wednesday Trivia or Thursday Music Bingo. We will have drink specials and it will be a fundraiser for the new doors and lost liquor (that was stolen). Any kind of support would be greatly appreciated. We love you all!

“I think it’s really up to the community to watch each other’s back and try to keep an eye out when you can,” Anytime Fitness worker Kerry Kuntz said. “It’s unfortunate that it has to be that way, but I think that’s the best way to all keep each other safe.”

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The thieves were caught on surveillance video, but no arrests have been made so far.

Anyone with information about this break-in should call the Seattle Police Department.

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