Before we get to six reader reports received this morning/last night: Checking the SPD crime map, we noticed a Monday morning armed street robbery we hadn’t heard about previously, so we sought details from SPD media relations. From the brief report they sent in reply:
A woman reported a man approached her around 6:25 am Monday at a bus stop at 46th SW and Admiral Way, showed a handgun, and demanded her purse. He ran away southbound on 46th with the victim’s purse and laptop. The report describes him as white or Hispanic, late 20s/early 30s, under 6 feet tall, medium build, dark clothing, gray baseball cap, mask or bandana over his face. Police searched but could not find him.
Now, the six reader reports, all property crimes – read on for details of what’s been reported and where:
I wanted to let you know that there was an attempted car theft outside of the Bright Horizons Daycare in West Seattle this morning around 8:15 AM. I had already dropped my daughter off, but received an e-mail from the center shortly after getting to work notifying parents that a man and woman were walking car to car at the drop off line checking door handles. They apparently tried a car that had someone sitting in the back seat and were startled enough to flee.
BH is in The Triangle, on 38th between Fauntleroy and Alaska.
My house was broken into 9/20 and thieves got my purse, computer, keys, and car. I live at the 6700 block on 12th Ave SW. My car is a 2007 Blue Honda CRV license 689 WAJ. If you see it, call 911.
Just letting you and my neighbors know, my car was prowled sometime between 9:00 last night and 7 this morning. I noticed the driver’s side door was ajar when I went to leave for work this morning. I must have forgotten to lock it, as there was no damage done to the vehicle. All the stuff from the center console and glove box was scattered around, but the only thing taken was a handful of change from the console. Now that I think about it, it must have happened fairly early this morning, because the dome light was on when I got to the car, but it started right up, so the battery hadn’t been drained. I realize I was pretty lucky–nothing taken, nothing damaged–but this creep was in my carport, six feet from the front door of my house, and that just gives me the willies. I live on 30th SW, between Barton and Roxbury, so anyone in that neck of the woods, be aware, there may be someone prowling vehicles…I don’t know what you can do to protect yourselves, other than make sure not to leave anything tempting out where thieves can see it, but I figured I should let people know.
Last night between 2230 and 0530 this morning, someone decided that they needed my motorcycle cover more than my motorcycle did. I’ve been keeping a cover on it to deter people from messing with my bike (as someone tried to steal my jeep in April and a month later tried to steal my former motorcycle). It is a brand new “Bilt” Brand XL motorcycle cover that is blue, “Bilt” logo on the front and with a silver heat skirt on the bottom section. I have discreetly marked the cover so that I can identify it, so if anyone suddenly gets a new cover I can tell if it’s mine. For some reason I didn’t think I’d have to lock a motorcycle cover on the bike, but West Seattle is continuing to prove me wrong. Any information leading to recovery would be great. Any information leading to those who stole it, even more so.
From Trish, sent last night:
I had my purse stolen from my car at 10th and Cloverdale. At the field and play area. Beware.
And from Shirley, also sent Monday night:
Car prowl this morning at 3:45 am, 9000 block of 12th and Henderson . Our car alarm went off didn’t get in. The house across the street their car was gone through nothing taken car was unlocked so no damage to the car. Keep those porch lights on!!!!!
PREVENTING CRIME: Next two meetings in our area, both likely to be full of information, with a chance to talk with police and experts – West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network tonight (meeting details here), Fauntleroy Community Association‘s special community-safety meeting Thursday night (meeting details here).