CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: South Seattle College security video shows truck before, after ATM theft


That’s the clearest image of the truck shown on security video, entering and leaving South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) in a span of less than 10 minutes, before and after Tuesday morning’s smash-and-grab ATM theft at Brockey Center (here’s our original report; here’s our followup on the damage done). While tracking technology led police to the ATM safe in an Arbor Heights backyard within a few hours, they have not yet found the truck or made arrests. SSC provided the video to WSB – here are the two sections showing the truck arriving and departing (at a time when the main-campus entrances on 16th SW are gated):

SPD describes the truck as a “white Chevrolet pickup truck with a crew cab” and asks that anyone with information about it, and/or anything else related to the theft, call the Southwest Precinct burglary unit at 206-233-2623.

10 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: South Seattle College security video shows truck before, after ATM theft"

  • John June 1, 2016 (11:50 am)

    I really dislike people that don’t want to work for a living……..and think stealing is the easy way to get through life.

    How about installing an explosive devise instead of the tracking system. 

  • JanS June 1, 2016 (12:18 pm)

    because they may be criminal, but…they don’t deserve to die because of a petty crime like this…geez!

  • Westside45 June 1, 2016 (1:23 pm)

    Not enough explosive to kill the perp, just enough to send him/her to a hospital. I would like to hear the lame excuse when trying to explain to the ER doctor how the piece of ATM became imbedded in the shoulder. How about an easily agitated poisonous snake inside? How about a cloud of pepper spray if the ATM is moved? Would that be too harsh for such a “petty crime”? 

  • Chuck June 1, 2016 (3:51 pm)

    Oh my! We are a bubbling cauldron of frustration around here at times, aren’t we? I wish this jerk no bodily harm, but I do wish him (likely them–those things aren’t light) to be caught, convicted and incarcerated. 

    • JanS June 1, 2016 (8:45 pm)

      thanks Chuck…I don’t get this violence thing that pops up…yes, I don’t like criminals either…and these were stupid ones. I want them caught, their faces all over the news and maybe the internet…lots of shame….and some punishment to fit the crime..but no bodily harm…we’re better than that…

  • Peter June 1, 2016 (10:43 pm)

    Those who see violence as an appropriate response to non-violent crime are more dangerous than the criminals. Actively advocating violence to another person over something like this is disgusting. 

  • JeffK June 2, 2016 (7:33 am)

    I’ve struggling internally with this for years having had multiple car prowls and a Honda stolen a couple of times.  I’m warming up to anywhere from dismemberment to the death penalty for repeat offenders that make crime their lifestyle.  I’ve paid at least $10 to $1  in deductibles (thousands!) over the years  for what thieves have ended up taking.  So, even accounting for insurance, it’s personal.  And, there’s been zero police interest other than handing me a case number.


    This case isn’t specifically about auto theft, but my sentiment applies to all miscreant criminals including these ones.

  • Alkiobserver June 2, 2016 (10:43 am)

    I would qualify this act of smashing through the building with a pickup truck by these pestilent human perps as violent. What if a security guard had been standing in the lobby? I would not be surprised if they had a stolen gun in the cab. I don’t know… exploding pepper spray-infused ink packets embedded in the ATM vault might deter copycats?!?! In any event, I hope they are caught, convicted, locked away and forced to pay restitution. 

  • RB June 2, 2016 (6:31 pm)

    Personally I don’t think that they would have done it if there was a security guard there nobody got hurt they didn’t get the money it’s a. Theft charge maybe vandalism

    • WSB June 2, 2016 (7:01 pm)

      Actually it qualifies for burglary. That’s how the case is designated in the SPD system.

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