WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: One stolen Accord swapped for another

Mike in Gatewood e-mailed this morning, hoping you can help find his stolen car – “a green 1994 4-door Honda Accord. It was stolen last night from a home in Gatewood. It’s not the prettiest car, but it runs wonderfully.” License plate ACY5949, SPD incident # 2017-416928 – call 911 if you see it.

And there’s a twist: Where Mike’s car was taken, another stolen Accord was left behind – the one Tim reported last Monday, taken from Charlestown Hill.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: One stolen Accord swapped for another"

  • Eric1 November 10, 2017 (1:38 pm)

    Damn. I hate car thieves.   No doubt this car  thief was just too lazy or too high to go back to the original stolen car.  Car thieves should be treated like horse thieves in the old west:  Shot on sight.  It will no doubt reduce car thefts and since these guys are normally drug addicts, it will also reduce your local crime rate.  


    It is so sad that this city is soft on property crime which  results in something else that Seattle is#1 in the nation at. 

    • NSAlki November 10, 2017 (3:54 pm)

      Careful with that kind of talk. They are only doing it because they are victims themselves and don’t have a choice. Like all the people stealing bikes. At least that is what our city council leaders believe. So no, this city will not enforce laws against property crime.

  • onion November 10, 2017 (2:50 pm)

    ’94 Accords must be the easiest cars on the planet to steal. Mike will probably get his car back in a few days, hopefully with minimal  damage, when the punks exchange it for someone else’s 94 Honda.

    That’s what happened to our 94 Accord about five years ago. Since then we lock the steering wheel with a Club.

    On the plus side, these Accords are unbelievably reliable  (we bought ours new and have never had a significant repair other than the normal brakes, etc.). Hard to ditch a car like that, even if it is homely.

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