West Seattle Crime Watch: Garage burglars on cam, & more

In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

CONDO GARAGE BURGLARS ON CAM: A condo resident at Alki and Bonair [map] shares the report and images:

After using bolt cutters to steal a key storage lockbox, burglars repeatedly gained access to the Alki Bonair Condominium parking garage over 4 days before we became aware and were able to change the entry locks. This resulted in the theft of several items. One of the thefts was recorded on video at 11:45 pm Sunday 10/16 and photos are attached.

Please be on the lookout for two white males mid-20’s with reddish brown hair and beards. One was photographed with bolt cutters clearly protruding from the top of his backpack and wearing an oversized letterman’s jacket.

CAR BREAK-INS: If you’re looking for more proof of the police declaration that car prowls remain the top problem around here – Keri e-mailed tonight to warn people that the area around the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle is still getting hit. She mentioned at least two recent incidents, one that police were investigating when she left tonight, plus “last Friday, a friend of mine had her window broken and a bag with personal information, etc. taken.” Police reiterated again just last night at the WS Crime Prevention Council, don’t leave anything in your car, anywhere. Busy parking lots are far from immune from car prowlers, who manage to do what they do without much notice.

Meantime, partly good news (though it would be better if the thefts had never happened) – a stolen boat and stolen car, both found:

STOLEN BOAT FOUND, ONE MONTH LATER: Last month, we published this report of a boat stolen near 14th and Elmgrove. Last night, we heard from Alyssa, who reported that “our boat was found on Delridge. Both motors and battery were gone… but thankful to have it home. Hitch was still locked when it was recovered.”

STOLEN CAR FOUND TWO BLOCKS AWAY: Tuesday morning, we received an e-mail report about a car stolen in Sunrise Heights. Before we got the chance to publish it, we found out the owner located her own stolen car – spotted two blocks away while she was out walking her dog.

We hope crime doesn’t happen to you … but if it does, after you’ve reported it to police, please let us know so we can share a community alert – editor@westseattleblog.com (if urgent, text/voice 206-293-6302).

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Garage burglars on cam, & more"

  • Rachel October 19, 2016 (9:16 pm)

    Monday evening my husband’s work truck (commercial grade with utility cap, no windows) was broken into. What tools he had in there were stolen. It was parked in front of our house near Dragonfly Pavilion under a street light. We reported it to the police, but don’t expect to recover any of the items. 

  • d October 20, 2016 (7:21 am)

    Your boat and Motors were more than likely stolen by someone who has access or owns a tow truck

  • Hot Coffee October 20, 2016 (8:44 am)

    Shame about the condo break ins but according the time stamp they haven’t actually occurred yet so you should be able to stop them two months from today. And where did you find a camera that can see into the future like that!

    • WSB October 20, 2016 (8:49 am)

      I don’t think the person who shared them had any control over the time stamp but it’s a good reminder for everyone who does have a security camera to be sure it’s appropriately aligned …

    • John October 20, 2016 (11:45 am)

      @Hot Coffee…  That made me laugh out load!

    • Lori October 20, 2016 (7:57 pm)

      RE: timestamp

      Yes, that’s a trip, isn’t it?  When one of our kind homeowners installed the system he just plugged it in and let ‘er rip, no settings whatsoever.  In fact, it took a bit of research to even figure out how to look at the recordings.  If you make this mistake, whatever you do, don’t change the time as it will make all “future” recordings corrupt, otherwise I would have more of these instances on video!!   

  • KM October 20, 2016 (8:54 am)

    Those are good images from the camera, I hope it helps catch them!

  • mary October 20, 2016 (9:59 am)

    hot coffee… I think this is where and how they got the camera.

  • Rob October 21, 2016 (6:49 am)

    I saw a person wearing what looked like the same lettermens jacket walking southbound on 28th, just south of Roxbury at 635am. After I recognized the jacket I turned around and looked. He saw me and when I turned around again I couldn’t see him anymore. Be watchful out there!

  • AY October 25, 2016 (11:44 pm)

     it could’ve been a more updated version. “all 1.21 jiggawatts”

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