West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this purse and wallet stolen by car prowler(s)? Also: The burglar who left a card behind

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight. First one is a reader report from Chris, who hopes that you will be on the lookout for these items stolen by car prowler(s):

At about 8:20 this (Sunday) morning, a purse was stolen from a car on 108th and 35th Ave SW. It had a wallet and a phone (white LG with cover). The purse was a gold cloth purse with a design and a shoulder strap. The wallet was a gold leather. If you see these in the bushes or somewhere, we would love to get them back.

The car prowl has been reported to police. According to the SPD crime-report map, seven car prowls were reported in West Seattle between Tuesday and Saturday (the most recent period mapped):

BURGLAR WHO LEFT A CARD BEHIND: This one is from a police report with narrative now accessible online, from a burglary in the 2600 block of 46th SW last Sunday.

According to the narrative, the homeowners set up security cameras before going away for a few days last weekend; the house was listed for sale and accessible via “lockbox.”. Just after noon last Sunday, the cameras recorded a man entering the house and going through cabinets, pausing at two that contained prescription drugs – one for a family pet, one for a family member, and removing containers from the latter. The police report says the video shows the man leaving a “real estate card” before departing.

The report says that when the homeowners returned, they noticed 70 pills missing from three bottles (the type of medication was redacted [blacked out] in the public version of the report, as have been many other details), and contacted police to report the theft. They provided police with the video. The report says an online photo of the man whose name was on the card resembles the man in the video; eventually he was contacted and asked to come to the Southwest Precinct to talk with police, but, the report says, he “refused and was uncooperative.” The report also says there’s an electronic record of a “real-estate key” being used to enter the house at the time, and indicates the investigation is continuing.

P.S. If you’re just catching up after a weekend offline, our most-recent Crime Watch reports (including two others from earlier this weekend) are, as always, linked here.

13 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this purse and wallet stolen by car prowler(s)? Also: The burglar who left a card behind"

  • M August 2, 2015 (9:31 pm)

    Well, I just came home to find out someone had gone thru my car, which I never leave anything of value in, or so I thought when a thief STOLE MY PANTS!. Nothing else was taken just the usual throw everything from the glove box around. I was lucky as I had turned the garage door opener off. Hope they enjoy the Nordstrom slacks with the stains on them (they were destined for the dry cleaners on Monday).

  • Chefmillard August 2, 2015 (9:39 pm)

    Um, this video should be turned into that worlds dumbest criminals show. I can already see Danny bonnaduce (sp) narrating it.

  • jissy August 2, 2015 (10:18 pm)

    Personally, if that is an actual realtor or real estate professional (I know, somehow there’s a difference), I’d appreciate knowing the name so I know who NOT to do business with!!!! Just think, with all the houses for sale and the number of RX’s most people have in their homes… not to mention the cost, THAT is a problem.

    • WSB August 2, 2015 (10:27 pm)

      Jissy, the report is heavily redacted, as I mentioned, meaning no names, no company names, no full addresses, etc. If the person is ever charged, we will certainly report it – it appears the version of the report that’s in the system was filed on Thursday, and there is no publicly accessible way to follow up without the suspect’s name, so I have to be able to reach SPD (tomorrow or beyond) to ask them if they can check on the case and see if that’s happened – TR

  • Eric1 August 2, 2015 (10:31 pm)

    Not the brightest bulb in the store.
    .
    Hopefully he loses his license and gets shown a new cozy 10 by 10 room with a built in 1/2 bath. Room has clean vintage walls which are a blank slate waiting for the new occupant to make is own. Not sure about the view but the security system is usually top notch.

  • TheKing August 3, 2015 (5:18 am)

    If things aren’t bolted down these days they grow legs. I stepped in dog poop that was left in my yard by I’m assuming a Great Dane or a T-Rex, left my shoes on the porch intending to clean them with the garden hose later. Later was too late, they were gone?!? West Seattle isn’t what it used to be.

  • candy August 3, 2015 (7:58 am)

    My son’s car, parked, unlocked in our driveway, was prowled. Nothing of value in the car, so they took the ashtray and a cloth grocery bag. They did leave the handful of change that was in the beverage holder.

  • CanDo August 3, 2015 (8:48 am)

    Sad state of affairs when shoes with dog poop on them are stolen!

  • HappyOnAlki August 3, 2015 (10:25 am)

    Eric1, you have a great career waiting for you in real estate!

  • WSince86 August 3, 2015 (1:17 pm)

    What a great treat for the thieves that stole the poop shoes! Probably couldn’t have worked out better if you’d planned it!

  • RarelyEver August 3, 2015 (1:39 pm)

    Eric1 – LMAO!

  • Matt S. August 3, 2015 (1:53 pm)

    Eric1 wins this thread!

  • Silly Goose August 3, 2015 (3:11 pm)

    In regards to the Real Estate Agent stealing, this is NOTHING new, as a Real Estate Stager I had things stolen all the time by agents!! One was caught on camera they other by the elimination of cards and key swipe, as well as neighbors getting liscense plates, it happens on a daily basis!!

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