Stolen and dumped, or lost ? Floor safe found south of Alki Point

In West Seattle Crime Watch, we’ve been featuring an increasing number of “found” items that are suspected to have been stolen – from bicycles to bags – and helpful readers have gotten some of those items back to their owners. Here’s the latest discovery: Rico found that safe during his morning walk today: “At about 11:00 a.m., I saw a floor safe lying on the concrete sidewalk just south of Alki Point, opposite the old sewage treatment plant. It had been broken open. There were empty coin rolls on it and near it. The instructions to the safe were nearby.” Lose a safe? Had one stolen? Know somebody who has?

8 Replies to "Stolen and dumped, or lost ? Floor safe found south of Alki Point"

  • miws January 5, 2016 (10:12 pm)

    I seem to remember a safe being stolen, somewhere in WS, in the last few months. If I’m right, maybe others will remember more details?



  • Alan January 5, 2016 (11:12 pm)

    Mike, I found one from October. Maybe this is what you were thinking of?

    Two months seems like a long time to hang onto a safe before dumping it, so I imagine it is from a more recent theft.

    • WSB January 5, 2016 (11:16 pm)

      And a long way – Shorewood to Alki – but you never know. Thanks for finding that; “safe” is a word that appears in many contexts and I had only just had a chance to start looking for the possible combinations. If I can find Kayla’s original e-mail, I’ll ping to alert her to have a look at this just in case. – TR

  • Alan January 5, 2016 (11:44 pm)

    Thanks! Glad I was able to be of some small help. I have a poor memory, so I have become skilled at searches.

  • miws January 6, 2016 (5:30 am)

    Thanks Alan, and WSB. That must be the one.


    I was tired (a little past usual bedtime, actually) so didn’t even think of checking through the Crime Watch section.



  • Melissa Westbrook January 6, 2016 (2:37 pm)

    I know a safe was stolen from a First Hill parking garage this weekend. I’ll let them know about this one.

  • Jim P. January 6, 2016 (5:51 pm)

    Apparently NOT the brand to trust your life savings to. ;)

  • Allison Carver January 7, 2016 (10:28 am)

    I saw it yesterday morning too and called it into the police. Before I called I (probably stupidly) took a look at a check register inside and saw that it was for an address on 17th Ave SW. Ugh, I sure hope the victims are okay. Over the holidays I had my car on Alki Point riffled and someone ran off with my broken, flaming microwave I had been needing to drive to recycling. Felt pretty freaking good about that.

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