West Seattle Crime Watch: Fake ‘delivery’ person, and more

September 12, 2013 at 11:56 am | In Crime, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports – first, Ann wanted to warn you about a twist on package theft that happened at her condo building in the 3000 block of SW Bradford:

(Wednesday) afternoon, an upstairs neighbor’s phone rang. She answered it, the woman said “FedEx,” she buzzed her in. Then the neighbor checked the condo camera and caught the “FedEx” lady taking packages off the mail shelf. My neighbor hightailed it out the back door and retrieved the loot, but the “FedEx” lady is still at large.

Now, bicycle thefts - Stu from Alki Bike and Board reports this one:

I am sad to report we had a theft of a pretty pricey bicycle. The bicycle was a 2011 56cm Masi Evoluzione full carbon bicycle with Shimano Ultegra components. The color scheme was white/red with white spoke wheels. The retail price was $3899.

And be on the lookout for this bike too – Michael, who recently moved to West Seattle, says it was taken from his apartment building’s garage at 35th and Avalon:

Just over a week ago, on 8/26, our building’s parking garage was broken into and a number of locked bikes were stolen, one of them being my own. The bike is very distinct looking … a State Bicycle Co. single speed (model: Copper). Has a black Brooks England B-17 Saddle, Forte Axis Carbon Fork (front), and Cinelli Handlebars.

If you find it or have other information, contact police and refer to incident 2013-317856.

P.S. Yes, the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets this month – bring neighborhood concerns directly to police who are in attendance along with the WSCPC’s citizen volunteers. 7 pm next Tuesday, September 17th, Southwest Precinct meeting room (Delridge/Webster).

10 Comments

  1. Re: the fake FedEx: we tell our condo residents to “just buzz” ONLY someone they know. If someone announces fedex or pizza or other delivery (or fire dept, comcast, etc.) don’t automatically let them in…go down to the door and confirm through the door window.

    Comment by carole — 2:15 pm September 12, 2013 #

  2. I had a missing package today that UPS supposedly delivered at 11…. I’m in a building on 35th and Snoqualmie. I’m hoping it was this lady and not my neighbors!

    Comment by bb — 5:19 pm September 12, 2013 #

  3. Any description of the “FedEx” lady?

    Comment by bolo — 5:48 pm September 12, 2013 #

  4. What happened on Beach Dr near Weatherwatch Park
    across from La Rustica at 7:15 Thurs Sept 12 ?
    Can’t find it on here. Bunch of fire/aid vehicles.

    Comment by Nancy Nye — 5:45 pm September 13, 2013 #

  5. I just left a comment/question. Nancy

    Comment by Nancy Nye — 5:46 pm September 13, 2013 #

  6. It seems that there has been a rash of quality bicycle thefts in West Seattle this summer. I’d venture to guess that there are only a very few knowledgeable individuals who are the thieves. I’d love to see these social deviants collared in the act. I might even offer to have one of my bikes set out as a bait bike under SPD surveillance for this cause.

    Comment by Bill — 6:09 pm September 13, 2013 #

  7. Hi, Nancy. 911 log shows only Ladder 11 dispatched to an aid call in the 4100 block of Beach Drive at that time. Have no idea what it was – nobody texted or called us about it, and an “aid call” is the lowest level of medical dispatch. If you saw more than one vehicle, the other one would have had to have been an AMR (private) ambulance, which is called often if the person in an aid or medic response needs to go to the hospital but is NOT seriously ill or injured. If ever you see something happening, keep our number handy to call or text – 206-293-6302 – Tracy (editor)

    Comment by WSB — 6:12 pm September 13, 2013 #

  8. I live near Ann and I recieved a ups sticker with no information but my apt # on that same day. Maybe people are posing as delivery workers at my building too. I’m home during the day and will keep an eye out. I’ll also make sure my apt manager knows. Thanks for the info w s bloggers!

    Comment by Nicole — 5:56 am September 14, 2013 #

  9. We found a mountain bike with a damaged front wheel leaning against the railing of our building on Alki. It is a “Specialized BMX”. Anyone know of a missing mountain bike please reply.

    Comment by Caroline Feiss — 1:20 pm September 14, 2013 #

  10. This also happened at our building on harbor ave last weekend.

    Comment by Resident3 — 2:20 pm September 14, 2013 #

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