West Seattle Crime Watch: Bra-scattering burglar(s)

E-mailed late last night by Justin:

Just wanted to let our neighbors in the 9200 block of 12th Ave SW (Highland Park) know about our break-in . Sometime between 8:30 Monday morning and 5:30 Monday afternoon someone skinny broke one of our very small basement windows out and shimmied into our house. We lost very little (the window, a Dell laptop, a blue iPod shuffle and a Dell PDA) so we feel very lucky. The officer that stopped to take the report left with several liquor bottles that had been handled and a few batteries that were relocated in the house. None of the neighbors that were home this evening saw anything unfortunately. In addition the officer thought that the perpetrator was likely a juvenile due to the fact that they looked very carefully through our underwear drawers and scattered multiple brassieres around our driveway. The scene was so profound I backed my car into our rockery causing a minor fender bender in addition to our break-in. All in all a very troubling evening. If anyone thinks they have any information, call the southwest precinct and ask for Officer DeBella. Thanks.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Bra-scattering burglar(s)"

  • miws April 8, 2008 (9:36 pm)

    The new 9:00 PM News from Channel 13, broadcast on sister Station 22 just mentioned this story, and started it by crediting WSB! :cool:



  • JanS April 8, 2008 (10:17 pm)

    gotta love WSB, huh, Mike…the news source for the news stations :D

  • WSB April 8, 2008 (10:42 pm)

    Well, that would be my former employer. But I almost e-mailed Justin back this morning to say I would be shocked if this story didn’t turn up on a TV station somewhere; I know how they think. Meantime, in the same vein, we fielded calls today from two media sources, one local and one national, asking for help in contacts on stories we had covered.

  • Justin April 11, 2008 (8:19 pm)

    Just checked back on the post to see that it must have been a slow news day on Tuesday. What is most ironic is the fact that Fox News cannot even get my name correct. It’s even on the post! To think that people actually rely on them to provide actual news.

  • Marc Bowers April 13, 2008 (12:42 pm)

    He hit us too, we came home Friday night and found our house had been broken into as well (13th and Trenton) and I would guess it’s the same guy based on how he operated. The underwear drawers were all ransacked (but no underwear turned up in the driveway) and smaller electronics and such were taken. The weirdest thing was that he looked through our fridge and ate some leftover pizza while he was here (we’ve started referring to him as the “Pizza Bandit”). He was clearly in no hurry. He also had a coke and the police took the can with them to look for fingerprints. We can only hope he gets caught soon as obviously he is quite brazen. We’ll be installing security camera’s this week in the event he decides to come back in the future. All in all a bad weekend!

  • Justin April 13, 2008 (9:12 pm)

    It has to be the same guy. I know that he/she went through our fridge as I noticed that some things were misplaced (we are very meticulous). Nothing appeared to be missing from there, however we have since discovered that several more bottles of booze are missing than we previously thought.

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