Two Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon. The first one was a theft that happened in a flash; the second, a car break-in that led to a garage break-in. (And we added a third at 4:04 pm – all are ahead:)
Rachel wants to be sure you’re warned this can happen:
My husband walked out to his car at 11AM today, put his business case in it, walked back to the garage to pick up something else, heard a car door slam and a car take off, went back out and his case was gone. The thief will find nothing of value to him/her – simply lots of receipts and notes on a house remodeling plan that we will have to recreate. I imagine this person was driving through the neighborhood looking for a quick opportunity. This happened on 37th SW between Lander and Stevens [map].
And from an Arbor Heights neighbor:
Latest Arbor Heights neighborhood crime: Very bold nighttime car prowlers broke into the car parked outside the house on 9700 block of 44th SW, then used the garage door opener inside the car to get into and burglarize the garage while the family slept. This just a few months after front door was kicked in mid-day to steal computers and other valuables.
Neighbors banding together can help deter crime – all set for your Tuesday Night Out block party? If not, go here. And let us know where your party is – we’ll have photographers out and about and would love to grab a photo. (Or, send us one!)
ADDED 4:04 PM: From Phil, via Facebook:
Our house on Fauntleroy Way down by the Ferry just got robbed….the jerk left his notebook, Hopefully Seattle Police will figure this one out. Got away (with) too many valuables…..That Sucked! Driving an older dark maroon sedan.