West Seattle Crime Watch: Watch for this stolen laptop

West Seattle Crime Watch reader report today from Kallie:

My boyfriend’s car was broken into on 39th Ave SW, near 39th and Forest, last night. His laptop bag (with laptop) and gym bag were stolen out of the car. Unfortunately we believe the car may have been unlocked. We found the duffle with everything, including a $20 bill, besides his Levi jeans and polo tshirt around the corner on the sidewalk. Additionally we found some papers from his work bag on the sidewalk a half block up. Nothing else was taken out of the car and based in what they left behind I’m thinking it was some a–hole kids who were on foot. They left a half-drank bottle of pineapple vodka in my front lawn as well, which is covered in fingerprints. I left a sign in my yard requesting the laptop back with no questions asked … Police said to call back Monday-Friday and we will give the vodka bottle to them then.

My neighbor sometimes leaves her car unlocked and said she thought hers had been rifled through last night too, however the only items they have in there are kids’ toys. She doesn’t think anything was taken.

Hoping to get the word out so when the (thieves) who did this realize that a corporate, password and encrypted laptop has no value to them, they will bring it back and not throw it away.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Watch for this stolen laptop"

  • Chrism July 12, 2014 (10:54 am)

    Hard to watch for a stolen laptop with no description of it other than “laptop”.

  • Kallie July 12, 2014 (2:12 pm)

    Good point. It’s a dark grey Dell laptop, about14″ work computer, so they can’t get into it. It was in a black leather laptop bag. I’m wondering if it will get dumped once they realize they can’t get through the security. We found some items dumped on Lander between 39th and 38th.


  • .robert Hallberg Hallberg July 28, 2014 (9:32 am)

    My car has been rafeled through all so Robert 39 handford a couple of nights a go.

  • Derek July 31, 2014 (3:56 pm)

    So my bike was stolen on he 12th at my home in highland park. It was on the steps 90% out of view. the theft occurred around 9pm 5 minutes after I got home. It is a giant yukon . I forgot to write down the serial number but I know of a few identifying stickers that are not stock. I have a pic but dont know how to post it

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