West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen maroon Subaru

That’s Israel‘s car, stolen last night in Westwood:

It is a maroon 1999 Subaru Legacy and was stolen from the 9300 block of 30th SW (off Barton) the night of 11/28. The plate starts with “AOL” and it has a roof rack. SPD incident #18-445245.

Call 911 if you see it.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen maroon Subaru"

  • Chris November 29, 2018 (2:04 pm)

    What is going on with all these cars being stolen???    It also appears to be older models of cars???

  • Chris November 29, 2018 (3:32 pm)

    I just bought a 2001 Acura and the first thing I did was install a well hidden kill switch for this exact reason-older cars are a target for slimball thieves because they easy to create a key for. Cartoys can do the same for you.

  • Rr November 29, 2018 (4:14 pm)

    Sorry to hear this Israel. We are two blocks away from you and had our 1999 toyota corolla stolen in September. The car theft in West Seattle is crazy right now. I’ll keep my eyes out for yours, I know how terrible it feels. 

  • C November 29, 2018 (6:52 pm)

    Stealing Subaru’s in west Seattle specifically isn’t new… I bought a yellow 4 prong club 4 years ago when thief’s started using dealer or shaved down keys to steal cars. Thief’s literally can walk up to your car & unlock it & drive off without breaking anything! CRAZY!!!!

  • momosmom November 29, 2018 (7:09 pm)


  • Jim P. November 29, 2018 (9:04 pm)

    It is my understanding that certain older cars are desirable for stripping for parts.  Also, the smarter class of criminal who has other felonious plans is sometimes bright enough to figure out that a mid range older car just blends into the crowd more than some flashy sport model.”Steal to order” is a thing also.  I once saw a demo of high end thieves who had the $50,000 engine out of a very high end Porsche parked on the street in under five minutes and were on their way.

  • AF November 30, 2018 (12:45 am)

    Sorry state of affairs.  My hard working 19 yr old bought a 2007 Malibu late Monday afternoon. It was stolen before he left for work Tuesday Am, before he had called Insur to get coverage. Arrrg! Filed police report but unlikely to see it again.

    • WSB November 30, 2018 (12:48 am)

      Sorry to hear that. If it happened in this area, we can certainly publish a separate Crime Watch item – e-mail us info (color, plate, etc.) at westseattleblog@gmail.com – WSB readers have spotted many a stolen car – TR

    • Carluv November 30, 2018 (8:55 am)

      Don’t be disheartened yet. We had our 2002 Honda Civic stolen, broken into, so many times and it always comes home to us. I hope your son’s Malibu will too. 

  • CarDriver November 30, 2018 (4:59 am)

    The club is a waste. I had one on my Buick Regal. The thief had a sharp knife. Steering wheels are plastic and easily cut through. Chris’s suggestion of putting in a kill switch is the only option. I put one in and it thwarted a second theft attempt.

    • Swede. November 30, 2018 (12:19 pm)

      A steering wheel have steel inside it, would never be structurally safe with plastic only. And a killswitch is an old and efficient ‘trick’ but be prepared to get a broken car since they will still break in to it, destroy the ignition and wiring to try to start it before they give up…

  • Chris November 30, 2018 (8:28 am)

    Get a metal brake lock bar/stick.   This item slides over brake pedal and locks.    We got ours at the locksmith on California Ave & Admiral….across from Safeway years ago.    Do not know if they still have, however they prob can get for you.   Very easy to use.  

  • heyalki November 30, 2018 (9:19 am)

    Drive a manual car. That would help tremendously.   :P

    • Swede. November 30, 2018 (12:16 pm)

      That sounds like a joke, but sure isn’t!  It’s mind blowing how few people can drive a manual! 

      • Carluv November 30, 2018 (1:02 pm)

        My manual honder got stolen twice, so not entirely true. 

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