WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another Audi theft; apartment-garage, carport car prowls

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

ANOTHER AUDI THEFT: Audis seem to be a favorite target of local car thieves lately. From Derek:

Our car was stolen late evening the 2nd or early morning the 3rd, before 4:00 am.

1985 Audi 4000S quattro. Blue with gray/black interior. Dents and dings on every panel. Washington plate AFV7909. Taken from the 6500 block of 18th Ave SW. Police incident number 2020-002643.

APARTMENT-GARAGE CAR PROWLS: An anonymous reader sent word that the “Junction 47 apartments on the corner of Alaska and California has had three mass car break-ins in the secure garage in the last two months, two of which involved vandalism of and theft from the cars (smashed windows and stolen items).” The most recent, police confirm, was overnight New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day, with three vehicles prowled. Incident # 2020-000414.

ALKI CAR PROWL: The image and report are from Allen, who says this happened in the 3600 block of 61st SW:

12/31/2019 @ 8:16 am. Man in 20s. Dark jacket, hoody underneath. small backpack and white tennis shoes with reflectors above heel area and zig-zag black manufacture markings on side of shoes. Entered unlocked car in carport stole tire chains and misc. items after getting in thru backseat to trunk. Left carrying dark bag containing chains south on 61st Ave. SW. @ 8:19 am. Police report: T19014832 [temporary tracking #] if you can help identify thief.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another Audi theft; apartment-garage, carport car prowls"

  • Jay January 3, 2020 (7:15 pm)

    Anyone at Junction 47 know how the car prowlers got into the secure garage?

    • Seriously? January 4, 2020 (7:44 pm)

      If it’s anything like the “secure” building I live in, people constantly leave the doors proped open for visitors or because they don’t feel like taking their keys with them to run a “quick” errand.

    • CityGirlTillTheEnd January 8, 2020 (4:29 pm)

      As SERIOUSLY? mentioned, most Apartment garages are not ‘secure’ but controlled access. Secure would mean that a security guard is standing watch at all times. Piggybacking is super common in apartment living. 

  • Derek January 3, 2020 (9:02 pm)

    The missing Audi.

    • Seriously? January 4, 2020 (7:46 pm)

      I hope it’s found soon and not completely trashed. Thieves suck.

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