West Seattle Crime Watch: Twice-stolen car; break-in attempt

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports this morning – first, Robin‘s car has been stolen again:

Wanted to post this on the WSB because the last time this happened I found it because of the blog.

I looked out my window this morning around 5:30 and saw my car sitting where I had parked it on Monday in front of my building (south block of Alaska between 45th and 44th – Central Park Condominiums). I looked out again at 6:15 and there was a big empty space where it had been. The police have been notified.

It’s a black 1994 Honda Civic DX (2-door), license plate WA State AHH 9052. I had it “secured” with a yellow club. Hoping I can recover again like last time; it had been dumped in front of Holy Rosary on 42nd.

If you see it – as the @getyourcarback tweet says, call 911.

Second, Jenny reports someone tried to break into her car in Gatewood:

There was an attempted car prowl on my Subaru Outback parked on the street at SW Austin St. and 37th Ave SW. They were unable to get in, but the window trim was ripped up and pulled back and you could see two places where they slipped in a slim Jim. There was nothing of value in the car. It is upsetting that they damaged my vehicle. I hope that in writing this, others will keep an eye out and deter further prowls.

Thanks again for the Crime Watch reports – if urgent/breaking, text/call 206-293-6302 (but not until you’ve called 911)) – if not, editor@westseattleblog.com.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Twice-stolen car; break-in attempt"

  • cars August 26, 2016 (1:42 pm)

    Robin you may want to call around to a few towing companies. If you parked on the street in front of a condo building since Monday without moving, you exceeded the 72-hr parking rule and could have annoyed one of your neighbors enough that they called it in. Hope you get your car back.

    • chemist August 26, 2016 (2:15 pm)

      They generally go through an orange sticker notification on the windshield for a few days prior to removal, unless there’s some odd life-safety priority attached to the overparking location.

      • Brian August 26, 2016 (8:18 pm)

        My Subaru has been stolen twice in the last 5 years or so. The first time I found it a few blocks away, relatively unscathed. The second time it was stolen even though I had a club on it. It was found weeks later in Renton. Fairly trashed inside. I’ve decided the club deters only the least experienced. It’s not too expensive to get a cutoff switch installed that’s hidden.

        I hope you get it back soon.

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