WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart burglary; carport prowlers

Two reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

MINI-MART BREAK-IN: Thanks to Casey for the tip, after seeing that obvious sign that something had happened at the California/Andover mini-mart. The Tweets by Beat log confirmed a break-in this morning; police report wouldn’t be available until tomorrow if at all, so we went over to see what we could find out. The person on duty at the mini-mart was too busy to talk much but he confirmed they were burglarized while closed early this morning; the burglar(s) got away with cigarettes and a computer. If you have any information, the police report # is 18-160632.

CARPORT PROWLERS: This happened in an apartment building carport at 42nd/College i North Admiral last Wednesday afternoon, with one person shown clearly “before they tried to cover the camera with tape,” as the sender described it:

The shot through the portion of the lens that subsequently remained uncovered partly shows their car, the sender says, adding that it “appears to be a Subaru or VW with a ‘snorkel’ attachment on the driver’s side. Pretty distinctive car.”

Any info on this? SPD incident #18-156445.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart burglary; carport prowlers"

  • Mike May 6, 2018 (12:39 pm)

    That’s definitely not a VW.  There’s also what looks like lights behind the grill.  Looks like a CUV, maybe a Forester or CRV or RAV4?

  • just wondering May 6, 2018 (1:23 pm)

    The owners of the mini-mart are the nicest people.  I know they have been robbed before.

    Sorry to hear that this happened.

  • Me May 6, 2018 (2:54 pm)

    They deserve better treatment from this area . There great folks!

    • Alki resident May 6, 2018 (4:27 pm)

      The area isn’t doing it to them, it’s an individual from god knows where.

  • Friends of the Mini Mart May 6, 2018 (2:56 pm)

    Dan and Loan are awesome people… Sad to head that this happened to their store. 

  • SKE May 6, 2018 (4:07 pm)

    Do the Morons that are trying to cover the camera,  not realize that the camera has already recorded their faces and also recorded them trying to cover the camera. Guess that is why they are prowling other peoples cars to steal things from or stealing the cars instead of working so they buy their own cars or the the stuff they are stealing. Makes perfect sense?

  • MrB May 6, 2018 (7:35 pm)

    I’ve saw that Subaru with the snorkel around West Seattle last week.  

  • DS May 7, 2018 (7:07 am)

    The carport prowler vehicle, a Subaru license plate AWL6181 equipped with a “snorkel” device was spotted in West Seattle being driven by the individual in the picture and on other video.  The license plate number has been provided to the Seattle police.  

    • SubaruGuy May 8, 2018 (7:33 am)

      That license plate belongs to a 2001 Subaru Forester. The air intake is on the passenger side of that year Forester, and it doesn’t look like the front end of a 2001 Forester, so I suspect that plate was stolen and installed onto the car in the picture

  • D May 7, 2018 (3:33 pm)

    Darn, they seem to get targeted frequently at that mini-mart. I’m sorry to see it happen again, especially to very sweet people.

  • Helpful May 7, 2018 (10:25 pm)

    Did those deep sea drivers steal anything? I sure hope they get popped- or something- now that they are ID’d. 

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