We start this West Seattle Crime Watch roundup with a busy week for burglars. Sixteen in the past week, according to the city crime-report map (three of the icons in the screengrab above represent two each). One of the victims is Lara – again:
I wanted to report that I was burglarized for the second time in 6 months (plus 3 additional thefts of plants, outdoor heaters, etc. from my yard.) I live near Graham and Fauntleroy and the break-in occurred at 3 pm (Wednesday). … This time, the perpetrator(s) kicked in my front door (which was dead bolted). It appears that they were trying to disassemble the entertainment center when the alarm went off. They grabbed my laptop, but that appears to be all they took. I’m very glad I put in an alarm system after the last burglary and I’m adding in the video cameras (today)!
It would be great to know if anybody on Fauntleroy (just south of the intersection at Graham) has an external facing camera that might have captured a truck parked out front (Wednesday) afternoon.
Lara says the person responsible last time is still behind bars, so it’s someone different. Ahead – a bus rider robbed on the eve of his birthday, plus suspected mail thieves, and grocery theft:
The bus-robbery report comes from Hilari:
My husband was mugged (Wednesday morning) at 11:15, on the 125 at Andover and Delridge. There were three African American youth involved of around 15-18 years. One held the back door open, one didn’t do anything, and the other shoved my husband and grabbed his Kindle Fire. The thief took off out the back door, and the other two ran out with him. The thief was wearing all black and a dark baseball cap. The one holding the door was wearing dark, baggy jeans and a white sports jersey. He thinks it had a black/red emblem.
My husband was so stunned, he didn’t have time to stop the bus before it got on the West Seattle Bridge. The bus driver called Metro police, but they didn’t show up, and the bus had to keep moving. My husband filed a report online.
The Kindle account has been deactivated. I guess these guys really want to read. Too bad my husband can’t. His birthday is (today), so he’s feeling pretty blue.
I wanted to drop a report that in the 5600 block of 26th Ave SW (Tuesday), my neighbor/landlord witnessed 2 women prying open our locked mailboxes. They hid their activity too well for him to see it while it was in progress, but a police report was filed afterward. He gives this as a description:
Two young women, one white, one light skinned (black). White gal has black hair shoulder length. Other gal wore a head band-scarf thing. They spoke with each other on mobile phones (I think that is how they know what is happening). White gal about 5’3″. (Black) gal about 5’6″. Both mid-20s, I would guess.
Not much to go on, but wanted to get the word out in case this happens to anyone else.
And an anonymous report of grocery theft last weekend:
If this is of interest I wanted to alert my neighbors that our Amazon fresh delivery was stolen from our front porch (Saturday) morning between 3-7am near 37th and Rose St.