Two Three West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports to share (with a suspicion-evoking sighting added 12:18 pm) – read on:
We live on the 3200 block of 49th Ave SW [map] – (Friday) night at approximately 11:00PM a car drove past our house while shooting (what appears to have been an automatic airsoft BB gun) at our front window. They kept driving and we were unable to identify the car. The police were called and will be patrolling the area. Thought we should let others know to be on the look out!
Nothing was broken, the resident explained, so we asked how they knew it was a BB drive-by:
We were just finishing a movie when we heard multiple hits hitting our window. It sounded like a woodpecker rattling the window. We saw a car drive off, but we could not get make or model of the car.
We went outside to look and see if there was damage to the house and the BB’s scuffed the window. We did find one plastic BB (Friday) night with a flashlight and more (Saturday) morning. Nothing was broken. They came from an “Airsoft” gun which comes in fully automatic and look and feel like real weapons, the only way you can tell the difference is that they have an orange tip on the barrel. Very scary!
Second, just in this morning, from David in the Junction area, who says this happened late Saturday morning:
Two pieces of full luggage were stolen … Inside was a white Kindle, a silver laptop that’s password-protected and unusable, and lots of clothes and convention toys. One piece was a gray REI backpack, and the other was a Totes brand black roller-type carry-on piece with a big red stripe down the middle.
ADDED 12:19 PM SUNDAY: From GX:
About 9:30 am while all you good folk were at church: White Dodge pick-up truck w/ canopy – LP tag [starting with # A193] Low profile truck, like a mini ford ranger, not the large dodge dakota looking model. Possibly early 90’s, decent paint job.
Driver caucasian/possibly hispanic w/ a short t-shirt exposing a rahter large beer belly, scruffy, at least mid 40’s to 50ish. Passenger white male, 6ft, around early 40’s, baseball cap, thin build, jeans, open flanel shirt.
These two trolls were up to no good. They drove by slowly the first time, two minutes later, came back around and stopped in the alley. Driver/Lookout exited and stood by the truck with the door open. Passenger walked accross the street toward an empty neighbor’s house. Headed for his enclosed deck, eyed the bbq, gardening tools, etc, then he saw a passerby and headed suspiciously toward the boat instead, possibly looking at the motor, nothing else there to take. (Other neighbor had boat motor stolen recently).
After keeping an eye on these perps for about a minute, I decided no one else was noticing so I headed out the back gate and made it obvious to the dirty duo that I was jotting down his plate.
Driver spooked and motioned to the methfaced acomplice it was time to go. Driver jumped back into the truck, the other guy RAN back across the street toward the vehicle and they sped off down the alley.
For Highland Park area, please be on the lookout while your neighbors are at Seafair!