West Seattle Crime Watch: Alki burglary; card-fraud alert

Two reader reports:

ALKI BURGLARY: Phil reports his parents’ home in the Alki area was burglarized this afternoon, with the burglar(s) getting away with a lot of family jewelry “that had tremendous sentimental value.” They are believed to be in a silver Ford Escape, Oregon license starting with 179-G (police have the exact number). Call 911 if you see them.

CARD SKIMMING? MD wondered if a card skimmer was in action in the area this weekend – after somebody tried to charge something to his account at the Burien Walgreens, though his card is still in his possession. His previous use had been at a gas station on Roxbury. No proof that it’s where they got his number – he also had used it at a local restaurant the same day – but he wanted to get the word out to remind people to keep close watch on their accounts, and to see if anyone else had been hit by a similar fraud attempt. (The card is now, of course, canceled; he says his bank told him gas pumps and ATMs are the most frequent places numbers get stolen.)

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Alki burglary; card-fraud alert"

  • Jo November 13, 2016 (7:25 pm)

    I had the same thing happen to me last weekend when I used the Arco on Delridge. The next day someone in Kent went to Target and then Petco with my card number. My bank alerted me and it was shut down.

  • ACG November 13, 2016 (11:10 pm)

    Which gas station on Roxbury?

    • Bill November 14, 2016 (5:43 pm)

      And which restaurant? – A very likely place since they have the card No. and a signatutre

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