West Seattle Crime Watch: Brazen break-in, and more

Another mini-wave of reports has come in – this time, car break-ins, from two neighborhoods in eastern West Seattle:

First, Tamara e-mailed with this:

Saturday 10/11 at 1:30 pm I came upon a car in mid-prowl, of course I didn’t know what I was seeing until the crook drove away. I left a note for the lady whose truck was broken into and she has contacted the police.

Where: Target parking lot, behind the WaMu along the wall

Who: A young white guy, average height average build, brown hair; driving a Toyota mini-van, greyish in color with blue accent, beat-up older model Toyota; cute medium size white furry dog in front passenger seat

What: Stole a Marshall’s bag with women’s clothing (Marshall’s has been contacted) and the woman’s brief case, damaged her passenger side door lock

Quite bold to break into the woman’s white truck in the middle of a very busy Target shopping day. The thief parked between my car and her truck and we walked up right as he was beginning to pull stuff out of the truck. He waved and smiled at my daughter (creepy) as he quickly drove off. It took us a second to figure out what he was up to and by then he was long gone.

Also this afternoon, we got a phone call from “EarthMom” reporting several car break-ins arond 6 am Sunday in the 7000 block of 14th SW.

Among the resources on the WSB Crime Watch page: Seattle Police advice for deterring “car prowls.”

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Brazen break-in, and more"

  • Irukandji October 13, 2008 (7:16 pm)

    Thanks to all who post the reports.

  • Pete October 14, 2008 (7:28 am)

    We are just learning of some car break-ins about the same time on 21st Ave SW in the Pigeon Point neighborhood.

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