West Seattle Crime Watch: Skirt-stealing package thief

A package thief hit Tiah near 39th and Manning on Friday. USPS says it delivered her package, containing “a high waisted black Victorian bustle skirt from ebay (Retroscope is the brand), at 10:58 am. When I arrived home, no package was to be found. Junk mail was still present in the mail box, so I’m not sure if they took any bills or any other sensitive mail. … (The skirt, worth $110) was for Halloween and as a teacher, I don’t have the funds to get another.”

After her first note, she sent this update: “1990 gray Honda Civic, older model. Larger, overweight man, black hair comb-over. A couple on 36th Ave saw the man rifle through the box, take out the skirt, and throw the packaging and box away in the trash bin of 3715 36th Ave SW.”

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Skirt-stealing package thief"

  • JanS October 1, 2016 (11:35 am)

    someone HAS to know this guy…what the hell would he need a skirt for? Do they just crawl back into the woodwork and have no lives, no interaction with anyone in the world? I’m sorry this happened to you, Tiah :(

    • WSB October 1, 2016 (12:11 pm)

      As the prosecutor said at the Block Watch Captains Network meeting this week … a quick sale of an item here, an item there, and there’s money for the next bunch of hits, or booze, or whatever. If folks keep an eye on ebay, CL, OfferUp, might turn up there, sounds distinctive… I’ll ask Tiah if she had a URL for a photo from the site where she bought it, maybe.

      • joan estes October 10, 2016 (10:07 am)

        We’re having packages stolen from the lobby of our condo building on California/Hudson. We are interested in getting information on your neighborhood watch program. Can you hook us up?

  • WSB October 10, 2016 (10:18 am)

    Hi there. We don’t have a program – we are a news site – but here’s what you want to do to set up a block watch:

    *Contact Mark Solomon, civilian Crime Prevention Coordinator for the SW Precinct.  His contact info is on this page http://www.seattle.gov/police/prevention/coordinators.htm

    *The volunteer-run West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network group meets on fourth Tuesdays. Check out their website: http://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com

    Hope that helps – Tracy (WSB editor)

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