WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen 4-bicycle rack; another bike dumped – but locked

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


On Tuesday, August 29th between 1:35-2:50 pm, while parked in the West Seattle LA Fitness parking garage, our hitch-mounted 4-bike rack was stolen off the back of our car. We had a locking hitch-pin on it, but the thief must have broken it off somehow! The rack is a Yakima HoldUp +2 bike extension, allowing it to hold 4 bikes.

There were specific issues with this rack that would allow us to identify it if found. It’s not a small rack, so should be fairly easy to identify if it turns up!

DUMPED BICYCLE: This one was reported by Lisa in Fauntlee Hills:

Wondering if anybody know anything about this bike?

This bike is locked up on my property.

It showed up Tuesday, weirdly stuffed in my tree and LOCKED to the fence.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen 4-bicycle rack; another bike dumped - but locked"

  • Mike September 1, 2017 (7:08 am)

    That is an expensive setup for 4 bikes.  Glad the bikes were not on it at the time.

  • Alki Resident September 1, 2017 (7:18 am)

    LA Fitness….. shocking.

    • Duanob September 1, 2017 (12:17 pm)

      We’ve effectively become California North. The crime and theft rate is just one of many indicators. LA Fitness just draws more of it because of the name! :)

  • HelperMonkey September 1, 2017 (2:19 pm)

    Lisa – that may be a friend’s bike which was stolen from the Super Deli Mart earlier this week. Hoping it is still there! I’ll have him get in touch with the WSB if it turns out to be his. 

  • Lfauntleroy September 1, 2017 (3:49 pm)

    Update:  The bicycle locked to my fence has been removed. Nobody saw who retrieved it. So bizarre.

    • WSB September 1, 2017 (3:53 pm)

      Thanks for the update!

  • 4thGenWestSide September 1, 2017 (3:50 pm)

    LA FITNESS parking garage is completely unsafe and the building is doing nothing about it.  Once my teenage daughter and her friend were exercising in the evening at LA FITNESS and wisely asked one of the employees if they could have someone walk them to their car, which was parked in the garage. 

    Their response was that the garage was not their responsibility. I came down & walked them to the car. 

    True story. 

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