WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Junction business burglarized

Mason at the Antique Mall of West Seattle e-mailed to say burglar(s) hit the store earlier this week:

The incident occurred sometime between 11:30 pm Monday night and 6:00 am Tuesday morning at the front entrance of the Antique Mall of West Seattle (4516 California Ave SW). The intruders made their way into the store after drilling out the front-door lock. It is suspected that they did not stay long as only the front few cases were disturbed and the number of items reported to be missing is minimal. This does of course further raise concern for potential future attempts at our store and other stores in the Junction as this sort of crime is becoming more frequent.

We have re-keyed the locks and readjusted our security system. Of course we don’t keep any cash in store after hours and we suggest that other area businesses update/increase their security as well.

If you have any information for police, the incident number is 18-019526.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Junction business burglarized"

  • NSAlki January 17, 2018 (6:15 pm)

    This area is pretty exposed and in full view from the street. Wonder what it says when they can so brazenly do this?

    More police presence please?

  • Cashmere January 17, 2018 (7:26 pm)

    Yes for sure more police presence. Hubby and I were just talking more police presence today after suspicious person behind our group of townhomes in junction. There’s something fishy going on in the lower Capco parking garage (stairwell) and alley behind jiffy lube. 

  • Craig January 18, 2018 (8:50 am)

    Police use incident reports to assign patrol volumes. If you see something suspicious (e.g. behind Jiffy Lube) call police to check it out. They’ll send a patrol car to drive by as a deprioratized call (they’ll get to it when the major issues are closed calls), and more importantly the incident will get logged and let them know to add more patrols in the future to an area – if they see a substantive increase in any kind of call. Otherwise they have no way of knowing an area is incubating bad guys. 

    TL:DR – The only way cops know to patrol an area is if you tell them there’s a need.

  • me January 18, 2018 (10:16 am)

    The area at qfc in front is getting worse. The owner of that area knows and at this time from what I can tell and I’m told has done nothing.  Its 10am and that same group is there now

  • Susan January 18, 2018 (10:43 am)

    I agree. I always shop at QFC and usually later in the evening.  There have been some shady kinds of people hanging in front of store panhandling of course. I do not understand why though, the SPD is on the property everytime I go there. And the store has a security guard there every night. So what are they there for? The only ones I see the security guards watching are the customers spending money in the store. I spend literally hundreds of dollars there and every time I am finished and at the register, (usually the self checkout because thats all that is open late at night) the security guard is right in front of the store watching me, like I am going to steal something. 

    I have considered going to Safeway, but the same problem with shady people outside is also there and their lot is extremely dark. I have lived in this area now for over 2 years and still shocked by all that goes on here. Amazing and scary!!

  • Cashmere January 18, 2018 (2:11 pm)

    And anyone else notice the puke that was just sitting near the qfc side door for a whole week!?!? disgusting.  

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