West Seattle Crime Watch: Restaurant burglary attempt; 2 car break-ins

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this morning, starting with a burglary attempt at an Admiral District restaurant. Pizzeria 22 proprietor Cary Kemp says it happened last night:

Burglars broke off our back door handle to the restaurant and tried to pry open the door, couldn’t get past deadbolt. Then attempted to enter through small window in front. Broke all the Italian pottery in the windowsill but could not fit through window.

We also have two car-break-in reports – first, from Jeff:

Our minivan was the subject [of a break-in], at 39th Ave SW and SW Austin Street in the Gatewood neighborhood. It seems the the prowlers were looking for items of value, rather than to steal the vehicle. The glove box had been emptied onto the passenger seat, and other things had been moved around enough for us to notice. Missing is our CD case, containing about $500 worth of music. Fortunately most of the CDs were copies; however, there were enough originals in there to make us pretty mad. A police report has been filed.

And from Mia:

My SUV was broken into Friday night around 7:45 pm at Lincoln Park’s south end lot. Please don’t leave valuables in the car even if they are covered. Although it is a busy parking lot, there are prowlers sitting in cars waiting for you to make that one mistake. Please be more vigilant, as my family and I learned the hard way. We came back to find a smashed window and two hidden purses with wallets gone.

SIDE NOTE: Just two more weeks till Night Out (Tuesday, August 6th) – registered your block party yet? P.S. – if you’re having one and are OK with us stopping by, please let us know – every year Team WSB hits the road for “as-it-happens” coverage, and we appreciate having a list of potential stops all over the peninsula – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Restaurant burglary attempt; 2 car break-ins"

  • steve July 22, 2013 (9:17 pm)

    I beginning to think that if you decide to park at Lincoln Park, you’re just asking to be broken into.
    My wife’s car was broken into there last winter. Within 5 minutes they were at the gas station using her credit card. That place needs a good stake out.

  • debbie bengtson July 22, 2013 (11:20 pm)

    My friend’s back seat window was smashed and a work bag was stolen tonight at SW pool. This happened while in a class between 7:20PM – 8:30PM–daylight–with other cars parked nearby. Even if the stuff in your car isn’t valuable, burglars will take the risk, hoping it is. Sadly, it was very valuable to my friend, but won’t be valuable to the robbers. Ridiculous.

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