Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports to share tonight, from the WSB inbox, including a break-in attempt late today whose victims say police told them about a “roaming” burglar, plus another burglary and a car theft – read on (**added Wed. morning, an additional burglary report):
From Leah tonight, via Facebook:
… we had an attempted burglary at our house today, between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. (4700 block of) 50th Ave SW (due West of the Junction). The burglars pulled off two window screens, tried the windows (locked), then managed to pry open our south (utility) door and set off our house alarm. Due to a laundry basket conveniently in the way which impeded their progress, they appear to have left then, leaving the door ajar about 6″. We were notified by Brinks of the break-in.
We called the police when we got home, they came out and took fingerprints. Our south door does have a Brinks sticker but apparently that didn’t matter to them. The police let us know that 2 residences were broken into due south of the Junction yesterday and there appears to be a burglar roaming and targeting our neighborhood (Genesee/Seaview).
So, keep your doors/windows locked as needed and use your alarm if you have one.
Another burglary report, also involving screen removal:
There was a burglary in our neighborhood on the 6000 block of 36th Ave. SW. It
occurred sometime after midnight on the 26th. SPD says they may have done it during the daylight hours if no one answers the door. They appeared to have removed many screens around the home prior to just breaking out a window right by the front door. No one was home at the time. SPD said they like to take small items of value that can be carried away in a daypack. The mailman noticed the damage and reported it.
And tonight, Rob reported this car theft from early today:
Our green 1996 Subaru Legacy was taken from right in front of our home during the early morning hours of Tuesday the 30th. The license plate number is 308-TPG and is missing the passenger side mirror. We live in the Gatewood area off of Thistle Ave SW. My wife and I had just celebrated our 1st anniversary together and we awoke to find our car taken by scumbags. Just wanted to add our misfortune to the long list of crime happening in the West Seattle we love.
ADDED WEDNESDAY MORNING: Another burglary report just in:
My neighbor’s home was burglarized on Monday afternoon. (between noon and 2pm) in the 5000 block of Erskine Way SW. The intruder tried to pry open a couple of rear windows, then kicked in the back door, dug around the house a bit, and stole jewelry and a laptop computer. Police were called for a report and fingerprints taken.