Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports today – both car prowls in Gatewood, first one caught on video:
That video is from C on SW Webster in Gatewood and happened two hours ago:
At 1:15 pm a red sport car (Pontiac?) pulled up next to my contractor’s truck. A white man, late 40’s, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, medium length dark blond hair, with black wraparound sunglasses and wearing a gray hoody sweatshirt and jeans got out of the car and opened the contractor’s truck. He shuffled in there a bit and got out with something. I walked toward him and asked him if I could help him.
He turned back to his car, saying that no, I couldn’t help him. He then sped away, going south on 39th.
The item he took was just a paper notepad of no value but I just want people to be aware of that red car – that means trouble.
C says a review of earlier video shows the car went by twice before the incident. If you have any idea who the suspect is, call SPD and refer to 16-363849.
CAR PROWLER STEALS FROM MOM-TO-BE: Also from Gatewood:
Just want to alert neighbors that my car was broken into last night out in front of my house. I am 37 weeks pregnant and had 2 packed hospital bags ready to go in the trunk that they stole. There was nothing of value in them except to me (including a baby book with photos and a letter to baby) so I wish the thieves would just return the bags!
Something like that might be unceremoniously dumped somewhere, so please look around.