WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another Gatewood burglary

The SPD log shows another burglary reported in Gatewood today – and this time we’ve heard from the victim. Mark reports:

While work(ing) on my security cameras this afternoon (!!!) , I stepped inside and left my garage doors open for several minutes. A guy drove by, stopped, and came into the garage. Fortunately he only stole a bike pump. Attached are pictures of the guy and his truck.

I literally was out of the garage for 90 seconds at the time of the theft.

This was in an alley behind the 6700 block of 38th SW. If you have any information about the person in Mark’s images, the SPD case # is 2019-443068.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another Gatewood burglary"

  • 1994 November 29, 2019 (9:42 pm)

    Sheesh, another nervy looser dude, and with a truck to transport his thieving haul! Maybe the truck is stolen too? It is a distinctive truck so I hope they catch him soon.

  • Cbj November 29, 2019 (9:47 pm)

    Hope the signage on the truck can identify the Pos and police will arrest him

  • WTF November 29, 2019 (10:49 pm)

    I was so hoping the next picture was a black pittie running out of the garage to take care of it! 

  • westseattlite November 30, 2019 (12:45 am)

    I think I was behind this guy at the convenience store just north of the SW library branch on 35th street. He bought about  $70 of lottery tickets. Very tall, very blond, in  true “Seahawk” fan garb. I guess that might explain such hope for a jackpot. No doubt the store has camera footage as well as the name in case he becomes a “winner”. Then the question becomes if he stole your property and he used it to win $$$$ are you entitled? An academic question for now but I do wonder.   

    • Alki resident November 30, 2019 (4:02 am)

      You’re reaching way too much here. There’s nothing to prove how much he had on him before during or after he possibly sold stolen possessions. 

    • WW Resident November 30, 2019 (11:32 am)

      I’ve also seen this guy a few times at the convenience store across the street of the Westwood library. Like already mentioned, he is tall (like 6’4) and was buying a lot of lotto tickets. I remember, because he bought like a 100 bucks worth in small increments, so it took forever

  • flimflam November 30, 2019 (9:13 am)

    maybe the poor fella had a flat?

  • Rob December 1, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Whats.the name/sign on the truck?  I can’t make it out from the photo.

    • WSB December 1, 2019 (11:18 am)

      I asked the victim and he said he didn’t have a clearer version & couldn’t read it either.

  • miws December 1, 2019 (11:54 am)

    Yeah, I’m unable to read the sign as well, but swear that the logo looks familiar. I’d presume that SPD detectives are focusing largely on that, and are trying to decipher it as well. —Mike

  • brandon December 1, 2019 (11:58 pm)

    He stole a bike pump.  I’m hoping SPD keeps working on the crew that burgled all those other houses in the last week.  They did a lot more damage, physical and mental.

  • westseattlite December 2, 2019 (2:37 am)

    I have genuine sympathy for the police doing the investigating. The city council and mayor have berated them for quite a while now. Therefore many have left Seattle for nearby municipalities that truly appreciate the difficult job they do. Considering that “WW RESIDENT” seems to confirm at least on some level my observation I will try to bring this to the attention of the SW district SPD. 

  • westseattlite December 2, 2019 (2:42 am)

    Dear “Alki” I did say it was an academic question didn’t I? 

  • John S December 2, 2019 (2:50 pm)

    That is some nerve. Truck is probably  stolen too

  • Rob B December 2, 2019 (7:23 pm)

    I can sympathize. All of us need to support Law Enforcement and get to know our neighbors well enough  to watch out for each other.If you can not afford a high end security system a few good game cameras is a good start! Set up properly they will provide a date stamp along with a piece of objective evidence. Thanks for sharing

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