WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; vehicle break-in

Two incidents to report in West Seattle Crime Watch this morning:

MYSTERY MADE BURGLARIZED: That’s a frame from this security video provided by Cory at Mystery Made, who reports: “Mystery Made was broken into in the early morning! Windows shattered and goods stolen! Please, anyone who knows our shop and the goods we sell, please be on the lookout! We are bummed! Any insight or leads pass along to info@mysterymade.com and we can pass along to WSeattlePD!”

ADDED 3:33 PM: We followed up to ask Cory if there was anything specific to watch for:

Almost all clothing inventory was taken from space. Includes, hatchets, sunglasses, hats etc.
One unique item could be the Sonos Play5 that was custom laser etched. would be something specific if found/seen.

Meantime, though Mystery Made had been able to stay “open” online – because of this, even that is now closed TFN.

VEHICLE BREAK-IN: Also early this morning, Erin reports, this happened near 50th and Dawson, southwest of The Junction:

At approximately 4:50 am this morning, April 5th, our RAM 1500 Dodge was burglarized and approximately $3500 of Tools, outdoor safety and recovery gear for overland travel, outside first aid gear, small ARB air compressor, Craftsman tools was stolen from the cab and back of our truck. 2 large Husky brand duffel bags and 2 Mountain smith brand bags full of all the gear. MSR water purification system, Craftsman tools. The list of our loss (both financially and sentimental) is very long and we’re devastated that someone would do this, especially as we’re all going thru such a difficult time. Police report filed #2020-904203

Our neighbor was headed to work and heard the noice and saw someone in our vehicle, our neighbor yelled and tried to scare the person away but unfortunately the person had already taken everything out of our truck so the person sped off quickly. Our neighbor reports that the car may have been early 00’s small SUV Honda CRV or similar, probably blue or black.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; vehicle break-in"

  • Mark Schletty April 5, 2020 (12:03 pm)

    People doing this stuff now are no different than looters during any disaster. I know some won’t agree, but they should be actively sought, arrested, and dealt with very harshly. I fear that if this doesn’t happen some will be tempted to start acting as vigilantes, and this is not something any of us need or want. There has been an explosion of new gun sales since this virus hit, and it is exactly for protection of self and property that this has happened.

    • flimflam April 5, 2020 (2:54 pm)

      People doing this stuff now are no different than looters during any disaster” – i agree completely. i know resources are stretched thin but it’s wrong to downplay these crimes. unfortunately the city has had a real problem taking crime seriously before the current situation, in my opinion of course.

  • Nick April 5, 2020 (1:18 pm)

    I’ve got a Honda CRV pulling up to my house around 3:48am and a hooded man leaving the car to test my garage door. Seems like it’s the same person. 

  • onAlki April 5, 2020 (4:40 pm)

    What a bunch of losers. Hang in there Cory! I really hope it’s that Sonos speaker that gets them collared.

  • David April 5, 2020 (5:19 pm)

    Ugh…Cory is a great dude and Mystery Made is one of my favorite shops. This is complete bull$!?&. Between this and Lady Jaye, all of my favorite spots are getting hit. Enough is enough; I agree with the above. Seattle PD needs to find these people and nail them. Clearly being brazen given the situation.

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