West Seattle Crime Watch: Attempted child luring; prowlers on video; package thief takes wedding items

Three reports tonight:

CHILD-LURING ATTEMPT: From Stephen:

Man in black SUV on Findlay/33rd tried to lure our kids into his car at about 8 pm tonight. Asian, 50-something, freckles, glasses. He had a clipboard with multiple addresses recorded on it. Seattle PD initiated a suspicious person report and searched the neighborhood for any sign of him.

We have a followup question out for any further details on what the man said/did.

PROWLERS: Jeff sent three videos, with the explanation you see under this first clip:

We had what looks like a “team” of prowlers on our alley last night. It is the alley between 38th and 39 Ave SW, 6500 block. The attached videos show both a man and a women probing our driveway and carport. We had no loss but others in the area may not have been so lucky. The images of the woman are pretty good but the man seems to have been a little shy when the lights came on, maybe because his pants were about to fall off!

See the other clips here and here.

STOLEN WEDDING ITEMS: From S & B, package-theft heartbreak:

A UPS package left at our door @~4:15pm was stolen from our porch before we arrived home ~4:50pm. It contained customized wedding items for our wedding on the 1st. Completely useless items for anyone else.

Ribbon, signs, napkins are all little things we can replace or do without. (All with our names and wedding date on them). However, there was also a customized memorial glass cylinder (vase?) for my partner’s mother who passed last Xmas. Her name is inscribed on the cylinder, and it will be missed.

A neighbor found the box–open and empty–only a few napkins left nearby. He brought the box back to us.

We’d just like the items back before our wedding on Sept. 1st. They can put them in the mailbox. No questions asked.

This happened near 32nd SW and SW Barton.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Attempted child luring; prowlers on video; package thief takes wedding items"

  • watertowerjoey August 24, 2016 (8:23 am)

    Obviously motion lights do nothing to deter.  She didn’t even flinch.

    Helps with facial recognition though.

  • lookingforlogic August 24, 2016 (11:09 am)

    The rats are coming.  Batten down the hatches.  If they are successful they will return after bragging to other rats.

  • West side_2 August 24, 2016 (4:32 pm)

    This afternoon  on my way home there was a gold sedan stopped mid-block on Henderson between 36th and 37th. As I drove by I noticed the car was full of unopened Amazon boxes of all different sizes – looked like at least 30 boxes that had been thrown in the car. The driver was a Caucasian man in his late 20’s or early 30’s with a goatee. He was looking at his phone when my car approached and when he noticed me looking in his car, he put the car into drive and sped off. I got his license plate number and reported it to the police. 

  • SleepyViking August 25, 2016 (1:32 am)

    West side_2

    That is an amazon delivery person. You can now get a job as an amazon delivery driver with your own car and smartphone. He was looking at his phone to complete that delivery and then sped off to his next location. :)

  • Barry August 28, 2016 (10:24 pm)

    She shows an interesting and perhaps distinctive gait: note that her right foot splays out but her left foot is toed-in.

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