Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight – a burglary in which the victim lost keepsakes from family photos to her wedding ring – and what appears to have been a case of casing – details after the jump:
First – a Saturday burglary that happened fast – and the victim just wants one thing back:
4000 block of 35th ave SW. Between 1145-1215 (Saturday), when we left for a quick trip to the Junction and back. Stolen computer and wedding rings. Would hope at very least I could get my family photos back, I had 10+ years of our life on the computer and it’s gone.
In a followup exchange, we asked for a description of the stolen items
Hp touchscreen all in one. The ring is white gold with 6 round diamonds. A larger center diamond with 5 smaller ones fanning around kind of flower shape, the five diamonds each on a swirl that stems from the center.
If you have any information, call police.
And Katherine wanted to share news of this sighting:
This afternoon I witnessed a young Caucasian man in his late teens/early 20’s casing a storage unit and a garage in the alley behind Avalon/Genesee. He was on a small black bike with white handlebars and red spokes. He was wearing dirty blue coveralls over a hooded sweatshirt (hood pulled up) and baseball cap with green bill. At first I thought nothing of it, because I see various people of all types walking up & down this alleyway all the time. But this guy stopped his bike, took what looked like bolt cutters out of a messenger bag, and slowly cased the area where some neighbors have had an open garage and locked storage pod for the past week or so.
I called 911 while this was going on, and he ended up leaving on foot (walking the bike) southbound toward Genesee, then westbound toward the junction of 35th & Fauntleroy. The police came by to ask me what I saw, and they assured me that calling 911 was the right move, though they didn’t find anyone fitting his description. I’ll be careful from now on when I walk my dog in that alley — especially after dark.
P.S. Thought we had one other burglary to report – but it came in via text message, and it’s gone. For non-breaking crime reports, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!