West Seattle Crime Watch: They tried; they failed

Dropped by the Southwest Precinct tonight to leaf through reports for the past few days. Most notable trend – four attempted car thefts. There was one actual theft, too – Sunday morning just after 10:30, a man told police his 1993 Acura Integra had been stolen sometime overnight, from its parking spot in front of his residence in the 5200 block of 46th SW. But before that, four attempts elsewhere – read on:

**Sometime between Thursday and Sunday, in the 8400 block of 25th SW, someone broke a window on a Ford Focus and pulled wires out of the dash, apparently in an attempt to steal it.

**A block away, Saturday night or Sunday morning, a car-theft attempt happened in the 8400 block of 26th SW, targeting a 1995 Toyota Corolla; its ignition was damaged.

**Sometime Saturday or Sunday, someone tried to steal a 1985 Chevy Blazer in the 4800 block of California SW by prying its ignition with a knife. That didn’t work, but tools were stolen from the vehicle.

**Thursday night-Friday morning in the 7500 block of 29th SW, yet another case of damaged ignition and suspected theft attempt was reported, this time involving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

**Police reports also included several cases of license plates having been taken – be sure to report those to police, as most of the time they’ll wind up on a stolen car, and if they’re in the system as “stolen” that will help police detect them when they’re spotted.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: They tried; they failed"

  • Gmoney June 9, 2009 (8:21 am)

    Car Toys will install an alarm in your car for about $140. This will deter these amateur “thieves” from tearing up your ride.

  • AnnaMontana June 9, 2009 (10:58 am)

    Don’t underestimate the power of the Club.

  • Kathy K June 9, 2009 (11:44 am)

    Hi all. Just a reminder that we sell the Club at SNG for $20. You can order online or download the order form at http://www.sngi.org/theclub.html

    Using the Club won’t guarantee that your car won’t be stolen, but it might make the potential thief move on to an easier target.

  • Gmoney June 10, 2009 (1:15 pm)

    Widely advertised, The Club is probably the best known anti theft product on the market today. But as demonstrated on CBS’ American Journal, a car thief using a hacksaw can cut through the vehicle’s steering wheel and remove The Club in just 22 seconds! The program also demonstrated how a thief can spray “freon” into the locking mechanism of The Club, hit the now – frozen lock with a hammer, and shatter it like glass, enabling him to remove The Club. In addition, there is a device called the Club Buster, which will break The Club and AutoLock devices in 60 seconds. The Club Buster is intended for locksmiths, tow truck operators, and auto repossession professionals, but any thief can buy it over the internet right now for $93. Please save your cash. The Club is really not better than nothing.

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