WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Red Loyale just stolen (update: found!)

“WSRes” just emailed to say a neighbor’s car was stolen less than an hour ago, near 35th/Raymond. It’s a red 1990 Subaru Loyale. (Update: plate #659 YTG.) Call 911 if you see it.


18 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Red Loyale just stolen (update: found!)"

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy May 28, 2020 (11:57 pm)

    All these stolen car reports are actually keeping me from buying a car again…

    • Elizabeth May 29, 2020 (2:49 am)

      That’s the WS misfortune keeping you from buying a car? 

    • Steve May 29, 2020 (6:08 am)

      And the traffic problems. No thanks!

    • Scott May 29, 2020 (8:46 am)

      Does anyone have any ideas to stop this from happening so often???  My wife had her car stolen a few months ago, and it is an extremely unsettling experience.

      • Alex S. May 29, 2020 (12:22 pm)

        You can buy a decent four-pronged steering wheel Club on Amazon for $25.  An ignition cut-off switch can be purchased and installed for slightly more.  If you have a modern car, make sure your keys are kept in a metal box – and set a daily reminder for 7pm to double-check that your car doors are locked. 

      • East Coast Cynic May 29, 2020 (12:31 pm)

        A car alarm helps, along a with sticker in the window of the car alarm Company.  Leaving nothing of value on display helps as well.From a Honda owner whose car (about 20 years old) hasn’t been stolen.

      • Sixbuck May 29, 2020 (4:38 pm)

        Elect local, county, and state leaders who will allow the police to do their jobs and who will put teeth back into our court systems. 😷

  • RM May 29, 2020 (7:21 am)

    Older cars are really easy to steal.  Although I am not sure why someone would steal a 20 year old Subaru that no one needs for parts.  The Loyale was not a huge seller.  

    • WSB May 29, 2020 (10:13 am)

      Most cars that are stolen are NOT taken for parts, or resale, etc. They’re taken to get from Point A to Point B, and then at Point B dumped and something else taken.

    • Xman May 29, 2020 (2:14 pm)

      Old Subies are rad. 

  • Sillygoose May 29, 2020 (7:57 am)

    I believe this car is sitting at SW Edmunds Street and Fauntleroy way SW. 

    • WSB May 29, 2020 (10:10 am)

      I hope you called to report it!

      • WSB May 29, 2020 (10:57 am)

        Update – Not the same car.

  • Marianne May 29, 2020 (8:34 am)

    I pass that cute little car frequently.  I used to have one and am so impressed that this one is in good shape and seems to be running.  I am so sorry for the owner.  I hope it is found quickly and in the same condition.

    • YouDontGnomeMe May 29, 2020 (1:07 pm)

      I saw this car for the first time a few weeks ago driving around, and was impressed with how nice someone has taken care of one of these. I prefer driving older vehicles and appreciate any time I see something that most people would have discarded, but decided to keep well maintained instead. Hope the car gets returned. 

  • just wondering May 29, 2020 (8:50 am)

    I always joke that I will buy a car that is not on the list of most frequently stolen cars!

  • Alkires May 29, 2020 (1:13 pm)

    I got a “club”. They seem to be a deterrent. It’s a lot easier to use than I expected. 

  • Scott May 29, 2020 (2:31 pm)

    When my wife’s car was stolen it was found in the driveway of an abandoned home.  The battery and rear view mirror were gone (I know, very odd), and the ignition was messed up.  I’m aware of all the very important preventative measures others have discussed, but I just wish there was some answer to feeling more safe these days.  Sometimes I think the issue of “stolen vehicles” is a reflection of bigger societal problems that seem unsolvable.  Do people steal cars just to get from one place to another? I don’t get it.  Is this just a reflection of a world gone mad?  I know some cars do get stolen for parts at times, but doesn’t that just seem the height of desperation?  I’m not a young man, by any stretch of the imagination, nor am I particularly naive, but it pains me that people will do things like this to other people.

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