West Seattle Crime Watch: Check your plates

It’s the type of theft that thieves hope you won’t notice – taking one or both of your license plates. They might even leave a replacement behind. We heard from a plate-theft victim on Wednesday night:

We had the rear license plate of one of our cars stolen sometime (Tuesday) night. We have reported it to the police. L.P. is AZL3335. We are on 48th between Andover and Dakota. … The sad part is we had just, literally, put the plates on the car last night!

We had some interesting info on this crime category in this late-2014 Crime Watch report.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Check your plates"

  • Emily April 7, 2016 (7:37 am)

    Another thing to watch is the year sticker on your plate. Had that stolen off my car years ago and thought nothing of it until Kirkland Police called me 6 months later to tell me they’d found it on another car. 

  • Benny Hill April 7, 2016 (10:02 am)

    One tip with tab stickers is to slice it with a razor blade a few different ways once it’s on the plate. If someone tries to steal it, they will just get slivers and not be able to use it.  

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