West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen red Volvo

Chas‘s car is distinctive – and missing:

Left car at Westwood Village this morning at 10:30  to help with a Longfellow Creek walk – came back after walk at 3:00 pm to find car stolen.

license plate ABJ7681
model S70 1999 red 4-door Volvo
has dent in left rear quarter panel

Call 911 if you see it.

9:18 PM UPDATE: Added a photo. (Reminder … we hope you never have to deal with a stolen car, bike, scooter, etc., but make sure you have a photo for police & us in case you ever do.)

9 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen red Volvo"

  • miws September 10, 2013 (5:24 pm)

    Chas, have you checked to see if the car was impounded?

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    If the car was actually parked on mall property, someone associated with the mall may have observed the car being parked, and then watch the driver exit mall property.

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    I almost wasn’t going to say anything, figuring it may be a bit of a long shot, but wouldn’t be surprised if the mall stepped up lot monitoring with the Transit Hub right there.

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    Either way, it sucks. No good deed goes unpunished…… :-(

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    Mike

  • B September 10, 2013 (5:49 pm)

    Did you leave it within the Westwood Village parking area? Some business areas mark tires and tow cars if they are there too long. 4 hours does not seem that long, but brought it up just in case. I do not know if Westwood Village does this or not.

  • Eric G. September 10, 2013 (6:00 pm)

    If you parked it by Target, they supposedly have security cameras that might help out

  • chas redmond September 10, 2013 (6:04 pm)

    When I called SPD the first thing they did was to check the impound list and the result was negative. I also personally called ABC and Stan’s Mountain and they both said they had no such vehicle and also affirmed that one needs SPD action to haul away a vehicle, meaning if the car were removed by Westwood management they would have either had arrangement with SPD or called SPD to indicate they were going to impound. And, there are no “car will be towed” signs in the area where I parked – right across from the RapidRide station next to Barton on the Target side of the center. In plain view of bus riders and drivers. But, yes, checking for impound was #1 on the list before SPD would proceed to a “stolen vehicle” report. They also asked me twice if I was sure where I had parked the car – and my response was “yes, I specifically selected this location and went inside Target to get water and returned to that spot before proceeding to cross the street and begin the walk.”

  • justme September 10, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    That’s just awful Chas. I sure hope it’s recovered in one piece. Just when you were doing something nice for the community too. A rotten deal.

  • Little Jimmy September 11, 2013 (12:56 pm)

    They say there is no winner with a stolen Volvo. Or is that Saab? But enough Scandinavian car joking. Hope it turns up undamaged, Chas.

  • TimeToFightBack September 11, 2013 (2:19 pm)

    Chas, very sorry to hear about the theft of your vehicle. Hopefully the next time these scumbags attempt to steal a car they’ll get caught while in progress and face their intended victim from the business end of his loaded, cocked shotgun. Hope you get your vehicle back.

  • Kate K September 11, 2013 (2:59 pm)

    Hope you get your car back, Chas.

  • gina September 11, 2013 (7:21 pm)

    Any news yet? Waiting for the recovery is the pits.

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