WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gym theft; bike dumped

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

GYM THEFT: CrossFit Loft in The Junction reports a member’s wallet was stolen yesterday afternoon and within an hour, what was in it was used to buy gift cards and a variety of other things. The two suspects were recorded. If you have any idea about who they are, the SPD case # is 2020-063954.

DUMPED BICYCLE: This photo and report are from RLS:

This bike has been dumped in the alley between 25th and 26th SW at Cloverdale.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gym theft; bike dumped"

  • jissy February 20, 2020 (5:04 pm)

    Think these same 2 guys did that at the Freedom Fitness gym in Burien… asked for a “tour”, walked out with a member’s wallet.

    • newnative February 21, 2020 (1:08 pm)

      How can you get into people’s stuff while on a tour? My gym always has staff at the front desk and walking around. I would not give business to people that can’t provide basic security. 

      • WS Girl February 24, 2020 (8:13 pm)

        I just want to clarify: Two young men did not steal a member’s wallet while on a tour at Freedom Fitness. We take the safety and security of our members seriously.  We have not had a member’s items stolen in the 15 years of the gym’s existence before this had unfortunately happened.A member had her gym bag in a locker that she did not have a lock on. A young man called earlier that day and asked to check out the gym and for a day pass for him & his friend to try it out. They came in, and I was there to greet them and asked them to fill out a profile and waiver if they wanted to check out the gym. One of them asked to use the bathroom while the other was filling out a profile and signing a waiver. I actually was in the bathroom/shower area with him and showed him where the bathrooms are, which is in the back of the gym. I wasn’t going to stand outside the bathroom and wait for him. Plus, there was nothing visible for anyone to take (I did not realize that the member left her locker unlocked; also, most members keep their things in the front of the gym – the lockers in the back aren’t used very much). Also, it was a busy time, and people were going back to the bathroom area.The lockers are in the back by the bathrooms and shower rooms and are not visible from the gym area. In a matter of moments he came out of the bathroom while I was in the gym area helping his friend and found the unlocked locker and took her wallet. He did this while other members were going to the bathrooms & were in the locker area. We know this because we have video surveillance of what happened. As the police noted, it was quite brazen, as it was a very busy time with members in that area. And he did it quickly – I wouldn’t have let him hang out there. This happened in literally just a few minutes.

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        The police also noted that this was definitely something they plan ahead and probably do quite frequently. We have 24 hour surveillance of the entire gym and don’t just let anyone come into our gym. Because we are friendly small gym, our members feel comfortable and don’t always lock up their stuff and trust others in our gym, and unfortunately, someone took advantage of that. Just wanted to clarify that and let people know that we do care about the safety & security of our members at Freedom Fitness.

  • Wsres February 21, 2020 (8:01 am)

    Ask your middle school and high school kids if they know these two. I am sure someone knows who they are. If they are stealing from business areas, then they are stealing from fellow students too. Jerks.

  • Steve February 21, 2020 (5:49 pm)

    I agree on basic security but you have to lock up your belongings. 

  • Craig February 22, 2020 (7:58 am)

    All that pacing and looking around made suspect #1 super suspicious from the first second. 

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