West Seattle Crime Watch: Mail theft on video

Don’t leave anything out — except the milk and cookies for Santa! Mail and package thieves are also busy (minus reindeer) as the holiday season continues, this reader-recorded security video reminds us. The mail thief appears midway through the one-minute clip; this happened just after 4 am Saturday morning near 39th/Dakota. Info? Location: Near the intersection of 39th Ave. S.W. and S.W. Dakota. Info? Refer to SPD incident # 18-479040.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Mail theft on video"

  • Question Authority December 24, 2018 (8:50 pm)

    He should spend less on being a snappy dresser and get a real job, thieving loser.

  • justme December 24, 2018 (9:33 pm)

    He must have hit another house just before this one. He left an envelope behind. Wonder if that’s a clue. Thieves really aren’t very smart.

  • dsa December 24, 2018 (9:53 pm)

    I think he is pretending to be a delivering brochures.

  • Steve December 25, 2018 (4:25 am)

    Fingerprints on that envelope he left behind.

  • Eddie December 25, 2018 (4:21 pm)

    Once again, I feel so much safer now that Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys are hot in the case.

  • WSB December 28, 2018 (8:25 am)

    SPD  really  don’t  care  much about  mail theft. 2 weeks ago  I watched  a  woman go through  about  6 of my  neighbors  mailboxes, so I yelled at her “hey what the heck are you doing”(the clean version)and startled  her. She  turned around  and  started running. At that point  I was on the phone  with  a  SPD  receptionist, and  I  explained to  them what I had just witnessed.  I can’t  believe  that  SPD told me to leave her be & keep my distance, which I did. I  followed  her for about  a block then someone  in a black mid 90’s VW Jetta picked her up. I was still on the phone  with  SPD & I tried  to  give them the  description  of  her & the vehicle  she jumped  into. UNBELIEVABLY SPD told me that  they were not concerned  & did not care or want the information  I was trying  to  give to them!  This happened  on 18th Ave SW, in the Puget Ridge neighborhood. FRUSTRATED  IN WEST SEATTLE  

  • CJ December 30, 2018 (10:54 am)

    http://www.seattlecriminaldefenselawfirm.com/blog/recent-news/post/what-happens-if-you-get-caught-stealing-packagesWSB, I think the problem lies in the many defenses and the lack of prosecutors and judges to enforce the law.  The above website gives such examples. 

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