WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 stolen pickup trucks

2 pickup-truck thefts in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

STOLEN PICKUP REPORTED NEAR JUNCTION: Shown in that photo is a silver 4-door Ford F-350, bought by Alyssa‘s dad yesterday and stolen hours later from the Southcenter shopping-mall parking lot. Here in West Seattle, she explains, “It was spotted this morning on a friend’s security camera where the thieves were trying to steal another car and stole a bunch of their neighbors’ packages.” Here’s a grab from that video:

Maybe it’s still in the area, so she’s asking you to be on the lookout. The truck has “a black front tow kit, black fender flares and it had a black tool box in the trunk.”

PICKUP THEFT REPORTED AT GAS STATION: We’re checking on the status of this one, since we haven’t heard directly from the victim, but we heard this via police radio this morning: A 1985 gold Chevrolet pickup was reported stolen from a customer who was doing business at Admiral Chevron (California/Admiral). It was described as having a trailer with a small boat, and a plate starting with C153. SUNDAY UPDATE: The owner contacted us with more information – the boat was actually in the pickup bed, not on a trailer; the boat has “Lily Ann” on its back. The truck also had a black canopy; its full plate is C15345B

If you see either one or any other known/suspected stolen vehicle, call 911.

17 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 stolen pickup trucks"

  • TM December 11, 2020 (3:28 pm)

    What a nightmare, both cases. Sorry to hear it. 

  • Eric December 11, 2020 (4:45 pm)

    If this is a new truck, it should be able to be located.  I have a new one, model isn’t as nice as this, and the Ford Pass application on my phone can show me it’s last GPS location.  Maybe worth a shot?    

    • bb7 December 11, 2020 (6:18 pm)

      Professional thieves often can use devices to block these gps signals. And if a thief can steal a car this nice they most likely have those devices.

    • Alyssa Johnson December 11, 2020 (8:19 pm)

      Hi the silver truck is my dads, I believe it is a 2009 if I remember correctly. I’m not sure if that specific model has tracking and if it does I don’t think my dad had it long enough to set it up. How would you go about tracking it if it did happen to have a device in it? 

  • momosmom December 11, 2020 (7:13 pm)

    What a coincidence that the owner lives or knows people who live in WS but the truck was stolen in Tukwila and then ends back here  in WS to do more stealing???

  • Also John December 11, 2020 (7:33 pm)

    It looks like a used Ford bc of the aftermarket number.    The previous owner may of had an extra key and took it back???

  • jissy December 11, 2020 (10:44 pm)

    That’s exactly what I was thinking, “Also John!”

  • Rick December 12, 2020 (3:08 am)

    Well, in any case it’s not very inconspicuous so hopefully it will be recovered soon. 

  • Duffy December 12, 2020 (8:03 am)

    I swear I just saw the Ford flying north on California towards the Admiral junction doing about 50mph

    • Alyssa Johnson December 12, 2020 (2:09 pm)

      Hi Duffy thank you for this information, I was also told that someone spotted it parked on thistle by chief sealth high school thursday night from about 10pm-6am the following morning so it sounds like the thieves are still in the area!

  • alyssajohnson December 13, 2020 (6:42 pm)

    UPDATE for anyone following or just now seeing this post. The truck was spotted parked in front of the salvation army on 16th ave three times between 5pm and 6pm tonight (12/13/2020). Each time it was spotted by the time the driver drove back around the block the truck had pulled out. My dad and I drove back and forth between white center and north admiral multiple times. The police have been alerted of the frequent sightings and are on high alert in surrounding areas. The officer I talked to on the phone said to call 911 immediately if spotted and to not engage with the drivers. According to the people who saw the truck, the thieves have removed both the front and back license plates. Over the past few days the truck has been spotted frequenting 16th avenue, Delridge, 35th avenue and California avenue around north admiral.  If you are around north admiral, burien, white center or surrounding areas be sure to keep an extra eye out. If you have any information please feel free to call me (206)226-4560 or my dad who is the owner of the truck (206)730-0654

  • WSB December 13, 2020 (10:02 pm)

    We heard today from the owner of the pickup stolen from the gas station and have added some details above. – TR

  • Jim December 14, 2020 (12:17 am)

    Just saw that Ford pickup in front of my house in North Shorewood casing my Ford Pickup which I just got back on the road after being stolen a few weeks ago.

    • alyssajohnson December 14, 2020 (11:41 am)

      Thank you for the information Jim! I will let my dad know so that he can add that to the police report and have them be aware in that area. I’m am glad to hear that you got your stolen pickup back, hopefully my dad and I will run into similar luck! When I talked to the police yesterday I was told to call 911 immediately if it was found or seen driving. If you see it again and are comfortable, please call the police. A police report was filed on Thursday December 10th with the Tukwilla police department. The Burien/White Center police were also on high alert in the area last night (12/13/2020) due to many reported sightings on 16th Ave near the Salvation Army.

      • Jim December 14, 2020 (3:57 pm)

        The very next car down the street was King County Sheriff.

  • Alyssa Johnson December 16, 2020 (1:18 am)

    another update: the police found my dads truck and so far without even taking a thorough look at it yet I know that they tore off the entire front bumper and winch kit, stole the batteries, the apple car play stereo, the utility tool kit that was in the truck bed and ruined the ignition. It was also found with a stolen motorcycle in the truck bed. Because of the stolen batteries and broken ignition we had to have it towed to our house because there was no way to start it. It was found ditched and torn apart in a dead end on 2nd Ave off of 124th right next to Arbor Lake. 

    • WSB December 16, 2020 (1:26 am)

      Ouch. Sorry to hear that.

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