West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen these stolen items?

Reader report, from Ile:

I got out to my car this morning parked at 42nd and Hudson and not only had it been rifled through but they attempted to steal it with a filed-down key. They took the typical stuff like charger cords, a little black bag with some CDs (I hope they like jazz), my Leatherman, my registration and a bunch of stupid stuff from the glove compartment, etc. If you see any of this dumped, please let me know. He or she did take my commemorative Lakewood PD pin I was given some time back which really stings. Oddly enough I did see a white guy in his 20s with a blue backpack, sunglasses, with curly bushy hair under a ball cap walking through the alley looking around suspiciously about two hours after I parked. Please be on the lookout for strange activity.

SPD incident # is 2018-285485.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen these stolen items?"

  • Elle August 2, 2018 (3:54 pm)

    Someone rifled through my car in the middle of the night last week and tried to steal it with a filed down key too. They threw everything around, but didn’t take anything. They’re attempt to steal the car failed, thank goodness. I wonder if it was the same culprit. This happened in Arbor Heights. 

  • J August 3, 2018 (8:35 am)

    Dumb question, but how do you know if they tried to steal your car using a filed down key? Someone went through our car too a few weeks ago. 

  • Elle August 3, 2018 (4:09 pm)

    Good question—-They left metal shavings around the key ignition and they had cranked the steering wheel super hard to the side when trying to make the engine start. They left it in that position. I’m so glad it didn’t work!

    • J August 5, 2018 (2:17 pm)

      Good to know – I had no idea people would try to do that. After our car was rummaged through, we got a camera to try and catch them in the future. 

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