WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Merchandise-laden white van stolen

Amy hopes you can help find her van and/or the merchandise that was inside it:

My white 2009 Ford E-250 cargo van was stolen from our apartment building garage, 3622 California Ave SW, yesterday 4/13 between 4:45-6:30 pm. We have both keys to the vehicle, so it was rigged to start. The van is a business vehicle, so it was stolen with a significant amount of retail inventory consisting of artisan clothing and home decor. The van was full of blue plastic storage boxes containing our inventory and retail fixtures (canopy tent, rolling rack, etc.).

The license plate number is C15608T. (Here) is a photo of the same make/model/year as our van. On our van, the front plastic bumper is sagging on the right side, and the metal bumper is pushed in with some breakage to the headlight. The right back bumper is also pushed in. The is a small number 4 on the upper window of the driver’s side door.

Our inventory is stored inside the van in blue Sterilite boxes (photo). These are just as valuable for us to retrieve as the car, so any boxes found would be greatly appreciated!

If you see the van, call 911. If you find any of the containers/merchandise, let us know and we’ll connect you with Amy.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Merchandise-laden white van stolen"

  • Keeping an Eye Out April 14, 2021 (5:11 pm)

    Oh no, what an awful blow.  I am so very sorry.  I hope everyone will keep an eye out for your valuable items and trusty van. 

  • Auntie April 14, 2021 (6:24 pm)

    I guess “secure” garages just aren’t secure and nobody can leave anything of value (or even worthless items) in their vehicle for fear of being victimized. What a drag to have to empty your vehicle of anything and everything at the end of every day. Even then you are still at risk to lose your vehicle. Those steering wheel club things don’t work – I speak from experience. It just takes the thieves a few extra seconds!

    • Amy April 16, 2021 (5:40 pm)

      Hi Auntie, thank you for your reply! We were thinking of buying the steering wheel club so I’m curious to hear that it doesn’t work. any suggestions on strategies to prevent this in the future are greatly appreciated!

  • Friend April 14, 2021 (7:56 pm)

    Not again. Ugh. I have same issues and lets keep each other warned.

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