The two latest West Seattle Crime Watch reports are burglaries – one came in by phone because the victim’s computer was part of the loot, so she had no other way to report it here – read on for details on that, and another break-in with a puzzling “clue” – an unplugged appliance:
By phone: A home near 35th/Morgan was broken into early Sunday afternoon while the resident was at a friend’s soccer game. The burglar(s) went through drawers and shelves, making off with a brand-new HP laptop as well as some jewelry.
By e-mail, received on Monday:
Location: Oregon between 40th-41st
Date: Friday 4-18-11
Time: Between 10-12:30 (pm)
Taken: Flat Screen TV and Camera
Upon coming home we discovered that there was a gaping hole where our TV once was. Upon further investigation it was clear that someone had managed to climb and get in through the kitchen window. Robber moved and unplugged the refrigerator??? Was the robber looking for something else and when nothing was found went for the television? Was the robber in the wrong house??? I don’t have anything hiding behind my refrigerator, especially anything they might be looking for!! Had the robber scouted out the joint prior with the TV the goal, and unplugging the refrigerator their MO?
Who the “F” knows!!
The TV and a camera were taken, both of which were in vision upon entering the home. This appears to have been a quick operation.
My dog may have been stricken or at least could sense they were ‘bad guys’, as she was discovered downstairs hiding in the bathroom and shaking.
I hope these jerks get busted. You mess with my dog, you mess with my family.
Another reminder, the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets at 7 tonight, Southwest Precinct. We’ll hear about local crime trends, as well as the traffic-safety speaker we’ve previewed already.