From Festus, hit by a health-minded car prowler:

I live on 34th between Cloverdale and Trenton. Someone broke into our car in our driveway overnight while we were home.

Luckily, some Covid masks and a bag of giveaway clothes were the only things taken, but they really threw the inside of the car around. Just wanted to get the word out. Prowlers are out with the nice weather…

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Pandemic prowler"

  • Yma August 11, 2020 (6:11 pm)

    We had a prowler last week – Portland & California. Nothing taken , as nothing is left in the car anymore.still have the nice emergency kit – jerks

  • Z August 11, 2020 (7:19 pm)

    Prowler over the weekend around 44th and Holgate, too. They didn’t take much and left some things of value. They left the contents of the glovebox strewn about the front passenger seat.  

  • Julia August 11, 2020 (10:51 pm)

    Well, if they hit my car tonight they can have all the stuff I was taking to Goodwill but the line was too long. (knock on wood, just kidding, leave my car alone!)

  • 22blades August 12, 2020 (5:03 am)

    I averaged a car prowl about every month & a half. They definitely have a sniffer operation: one guy at the car, another in a getaway car an electronic box with stolen codes. I never leave anything in there so nothing ever gets stolen. I gave up  filing reports after a “few”. I made myself a Faraday Box(1.) & it seems to have helped. ***(1.) Small cardboard box completely covered with glued on aluminum foil. Test by going up to your car with it & see if the proximity sensor opens the door. Always store your fobs in it when not using the fobs. These guys merely drive down the street sniffing for codes.

    • 1994 August 12, 2020 (9:54 pm)

      Does placing the key fob in a metal can work to ‘mask’ the code?

  • James August 12, 2020 (8:27 am)

    Well, sorry to hear that and I am sorry that you experienced this break in to your car.   Crime is up every where and now we will have less police. My dad once told me as a child never leave anything at all in your car, since if you leave something in your car a person might smash your car window to get it even tho it is not worth anything at all since the person who is breaking into a car has no clue what they see is worth nothing. 

  • Tabitha August 12, 2020 (1:44 pm)

    My husbands work truck was broken into last Thurs at 530am (46th and Lander) Tools and bath fixtures gone. Sadly due to road work the truck wasnt able to be parked within our camera sight so we didnt get much

  • Emma-Lou August 12, 2020 (5:06 pm)

    Had our car broken I into last week on 25th and Alaska. Threw everything in the car around and stole gift cards. 

  • Phil K August 13, 2020 (7:21 am)

    Car prowled last night at 44th & Spokane. Its the fourth time this year. 

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