WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 vehicle prowls; store burglary; car vandalized

Four reports in this West Seattle Crime Watch roundup:

CAR BREAK-IN: It can happen even in a busy parking lot, like the one at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) early this afternoon. Chad reports that while his daughter ran into the store, without locking the car, someone entered it and stole a wallet left inside, with cards and cash. It’s been reported to police.

TRUCK BREAK-IN: A texter reports their truck was broken into last night while parked in their driveway near SW Edmunds and 50th SW. Stolen were a checkbook, Samsung tablet, cell phone, and sunglasses.

CAR VANDALIZED: The photo and report are from Charlie:

My wife’s rear windshield got busted sometime late last night in our carport, while my car sitting right next to it was fine. It doesn’t look like they even tried to steal anything, as the hole is too small to reach through and the instant we touched it more pieces dropped off. Our neighborhood has seen a few similar vandalisms the past few weeks. We live just up the hill from Luna Park Café, across from the large construction lot.

And one report narrative from the past week is now available on the Seattle Police website – our summary:

STORE BURGLARY: The gas-station mini-mart north of Lincoln Park was broken into around 4 am last Monday. Someone had broken a window and stolen cigarettes and lottery scratch tickets. Surveillance video recorded the break-in but the burglar – described as white, male, in a dark gray hooded jacket, carrying a dark backpack – had covered his face. He did leave behind a lug wrench and left-handed black glove, which police took in as evidence.

P.S. Next crime-and-safety community meeting is Tuesday night, when the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network resumes monthly meetings – 6:30 pm (September 26th) at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster). All welcome. Here’s a preview.

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 vehicle prowls; store burglary; car vandalized"

  • Russ September 25, 2017 (7:15 am)

    Regarding the VW, maybe this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_glass_breakage

    Many years ago I saw a neighbor’s car rear window pop and burst outward with nobody around. The above post reminded me of the incident and a quick search turned up that article.

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