WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More bank vandalism; bike thief on camera

Two incidents in West Seattle Crime Watch:

KEYBANK VANDALIZED AGAIN: For the second time in a month, somebody broke the glass at KeyBank in The Junction. We heard the dispatch on this one late last night; witnesses reported it and police responded quickly but on followup today tell us the vandal was not found. No attempt to break in was reported – the rock thrower walked away. One witness who called it in also emailed us and described the vandal as “white, male, 5′ 9″, small/medium build, 40ish, black shirt, tan pants, short haircut, w/ a necklace.” If you have any information, the SPD incident # is 2019-252988.

BIKE STOLEN AT SCHOOL: A reader sends this report and photo:

On Tuesday, July 9th, at 1:56 pm, a person walked into the Chief Sealth IHS main office and stole a bike. After review of security cameras, the person had been inside the building and watching the office for almost 15 minutes. They walked into the office, grabbed the bike and walked out. If you know who this person is, please call the Sealth main office, 206-252-8550. A police report has been filed.

The bike is a K2 ZED Mountain Bike, black with gold, gel seat.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More bank vandalism; bike thief on camera"

  • MJ July 11, 2019 (1:31 pm)

    Brazen bike thief, he needs to be caught and locked up.  Fortunately no one got hurt this time but inside a building the potential increases significantly.

    • sw July 11, 2019 (3:28 pm)

      That an individual was in the building for 15 minutes is the bigger concern.  

      • Rumbles July 11, 2019 (10:36 pm)

        Very good point

  • anonyme July 11, 2019 (5:21 pm)

    As SW said, it’s scary that this individual was in the building at all, much less long enough to case the office and steal a bike.  What if he’d had different intentions altogether?  He could have been armed.  Parents should demand that Sealth review its security policies.

  • ws resident July 11, 2019 (5:39 pm)

    Chase Bank in Admiral District also had its glass door broken. 

  • Yma July 11, 2019 (9:27 pm)

    School’s not in session would be good if unknown folks coming around a campus or business were greated  & questioned.

  • Terry Smith July 12, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Some sick tweeker threw a brick at us a few nights back in the alley behind the bank. 

    • ttt July 13, 2019 (5:54 pm)

      My husband and I were talking about this today. That tweeker has been passed out in front of key bank frequently. I would bet he is the one breaking their windows. 

  • Lola July 12, 2019 (3:15 pm)

    YMA, summer school is in session thus why the building was un-locked.  

  • Sara Bellevue July 27, 2019 (3:33 pm)

    Just received a phone call from the investigator so saybthey arrested the guy who broke the windows at Key Bank. Unsure if it is the same person who broke the windows at Chase bank.

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