WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Package thieves out now; busy night for car prowlers

Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today:

PACKAGE THIEVES AT WORK RIGHT NOW: Just in from Marc near 35th/Cloverdale – thieves struck about half an hour ago: “Woman and two accomplices that appear male in a grey sedan with no front plate. Video:

Car and accomplices
Woman’s face

NEAR LINCOLN PARK: Nicole says car prowler(s) went through her husband’s car between midnight and 6 am near 46th SW and SW Austin:

They grabbed lots of stuff, but dumped much on the way from their walk from our house to the bus stop near the 76 gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park. Two things not recovered–two sets of golf clubs, one adult set of Cobras in a black bag with a Seahawks sock on the driver and one kid set in a red Wilson bag:

Since they seemed to be on foot, would love it if anyone seems them dumped somewhere or for sale online or at consignment. Also: a DVD wallet of kids’ movies and wireless headphones for the car DVD player.

I had my car broken in to on 30th Ave SW last night (August 19th-August 20th). Someone smashed in my front passenger side window, looted through my glovebox, and stole a phone charger. Thankfully I don’t keep anything of value in my car, but it also looks like other cars on the street were broken into last night.

No incident #’s yet for any of these cases but we’ll add them when we get them.

20 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Package thieves out now; busy night for car prowlers"

  • Jtk August 20, 2019 (12:19 pm)

    Where on 30th?  Cross street??

    • WSB August 20, 2019 (1:34 pm)

      I have that followup question out too.

      • Big Papa August 20, 2019 (3:30 pm)

        I’m guessing SW Brandon, I drove by a car with the passenger window busted out this AM right at the corner there.

  • Gawdger August 20, 2019 (12:28 pm)

    I don’t see if a police report has been filed yet for the package theft above but I sent the video to my son (home for the day) and he said he saw that car when he was walking through the Target parking lot around 11:45.  They drove around the back of Target (west side) towards Marshalls, etc.) 

  • JP August 20, 2019 (1:09 pm)

    That is 32nd Avenue, between Kenyon and Elmgrove.  I used to live on that on that block.

  • Kera August 20, 2019 (1:09 pm)

    Nicole – I have called 911 at 3:50 as I saw 3 teen to mid 20’s boys and I did yell at them on 45th Ave SW as you live a block west of me and they ran down through sidewalk, not Austin.  And I found two IOS chargers on street of 45th ave SW and found purple bag with “hiking shoes” and a book

  • Kera August 20, 2019 (1:10 pm)

    WS blog – did you get my email this morning with photos? 

  • JP August 20, 2019 (1:11 pm)

    Sorry, the package thieves were on 32nd between Elmgrove and Kenyon.

  • West Seattle August 20, 2019 (1:31 pm)

    I live in North Delridge, and my neighbor and I both had packages stolen in the past week.

    • Meredith August 20, 2019 (10:53 pm)

      I had an amazon package taken on 8/13 @10am. I live in Juneau and 44

  • WSGirl August 20, 2019 (2:27 pm)

    I noticed several cars with side windows smashed out this morning on 30th ave between Brandon and Findlay.

  • Tim August 20, 2019 (2:42 pm)

    I used to have Amazon deliver to my wife’s business but she’s closed Mon-Tues now so I’m using the Amazon boxes at Safeway at the Junction. Pretty convenient.  The WS Blog has me scared to have deliveries at home on my exposed front porch.

    • LyndaB August 21, 2019 (10:02 am)

      Same here and I tried getting them at the Amazon Fresh SODO the past week.  Pacakges aren’t placed into the lockers until you’re basically there.  When you’re ready, you get a pickup code that is only good for 15 min.  But they keep your packages for 2 weeks I think whereas the local lockers are limited time like 3 days. 

  • D August 20, 2019 (4:04 pm)

    I wonder how many other people have placed boobytrapped packages outside their homes?https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a25617762/booby-trapped-package-mark-rober/

  • K August 20, 2019 (9:37 pm)

    I’ve noticed fairly recently that the Amazon delivery drivers are driving big fancy vans with a giant Prime logo emblazoned on the side. I’d imagine, that to a package thief, it reads “follow me”.

  • anonyme August 21, 2019 (6:22 am)

    Where is baseball bat guy when you need him?

    • Matt August 21, 2019 (8:19 am)

      Haha I like that.  “Baseball bat guy” a true west Seattle hero!

  • Michael Monteleone August 21, 2019 (9:34 am)

    Driving north on Fauntleroy  the block before Edmunds couple of weeks ago and watched a gray or faded blue sedan double parked in front of apartments as a guy ran and jumped into drivers seat with two Amazon mailing envelopes in hand. Drove away too fast to ID, was also a female in passenger seat. Can’t be sure they were package thieves but certainly looked suspicious.

  • SKE August 23, 2019 (11:46 pm)

    From D 5th comment above, I thoughtI was going to pee my pants….that was the funniest video I have ever seen. If any of you have not viewed it, please do. It will make your day for sure. Especially if you have had a package stolen.

    • momosmom August 24, 2019 (10:02 am)

      If you look up on that booby-trapped package I believe it was a staged video didn’t really happen, all actors. Still a good idea if you are able to pull it off!

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