West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen cars; truck break-in; holdup

Three Four West Seattle Crime Watch reports:


My gold 1996 Nissan Maxima was stolen Halloween night from right in front of my house (in the 5900 block of) 37th Ave SW. I’m shocked anyone would want to take the effort for this car, but they did.

Sometimes stolen vehicles are found nearby, sometimes miles away (as reported here last night and on Thursday); if you see it somewhere, please call 911.

CAR BREAK-IN: From Gary:

(Saturday) morning between 3:00 am and 7:30 my truck was broken into on 48th Ave SW between Charlestown and Spokane street. They did a significant amount of damage to my door latch. Please keep an eye out …

STORE HELD UP: Two men held up a clerk at the Rite-Aid store south of The Junction around 9 pm last Monday. We hadn’t heard about this until we saw the “robbery” icon on the police-reports map a few days later; then it took a few days for the narrative to become available. The clerk told police one man (described in the report only as white) came to the counter, asked for a carton of cigarettes, grabbed it away and said he had a gun so the clerk had “better not try anything.” He fled with another man (described in the report only as black) who had been standing by the nearby lottery-ticket machine, and they got away in what the report described as “an older-looking gray 2-door SUV,” no plate info.

(added 5:04 pm) CAR STOLEN, FOUND: Rebecca says her son’s car was stolen from outside her house in the 8800 block of 34th SW last night. Just as they were calling police to report the theft this morning, police called them to say it had been found, not far away, on SW Henderson (right). Now she’s hoping for help in solving the theft, if anyone saw it being taken and/or ditched – contact police.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen cars; truck break-in; holdup"

  • Sue November 2, 2014 (6:35 pm)

    I was at Rite Aid right after it happened – probably 9:10 or so. When I walked in the police were right inside the door, and I actually questioned if it was okay to come in – it looked like they were blocking entrance. But they let me come in and shop and I had no idea what had happened until I asked the cashier on the way out, which is the same story you have above. I meant to say something to you guys and totally forgot by the time I got home. I’m glad no one was hurt.

  • Blue November 2, 2014 (11:16 pm)

    I was at that Rite Aid the night of the robbery. The black man was very tall and the white guy was very short. I know this because they walked out of the store RIGHT BEHIND ME. I witnessed the whole thing. The SUV was more of a dark blue. These guys were real punks. I don’t know about you, but I’m really tired of this crap.

  • georgie November 4, 2014 (7:37 am)

    There is a gold nissan maxima sitting in the middle of the alley with the engine running
    between 40th and 41st SW just south of SW 100th St. I reported it to SPD.

    • WSB November 4, 2014 (7:55 am)

      Georgie – thank you! I e-mailed Matt to flag him to your comment and he says he has heard from SPD.

  • Matt November 4, 2014 (3:17 pm)

    Thank you, Georgie and TR! My car is home again.

    The thieves left some items behind in my car. I’m following up with SPD on that.

  • Georgie November 4, 2014 (6:11 pm)

    So glad I could help. Thought it was odd that the car was parked in the middle of the alley with the engine running and the passenger window wide open. I noticed it around 6 a.m. and reported it to the non-emergency number at SPD. I think they knew right away that it was stolen. I had my old Toyota Corolla stolen from the International District a couple of years ago and I got the early morning call by Tukwila PD that it was located there. The caught the guys who took my car and they barely got a slap on the hand. And restitution-ya right. This a great blog and I am glad the car is back home!

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