WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery attempt with gunfire; storage burglary; car break-in

Three incidents in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ROBBERY ATTEMPT WITH GUNFIRE: After a tip, we have obtained the preliminary police report about this incident that happened just after 7:30 last night in the 2100 block of Harbor Avenue SW. Police say:

The victim stated as he was traveling northbound, another vehicle was attempting to parallel park. As he drove past, he honked his horn at the suspect vehicle. The victim parked up the roadway and shortly after without warning the suspect entered the passenger side door of his vehicle. He demanded money; the victim stated he didn’t have any. As the suspect exited the vehicle, he fired one round into the passenger seat (unknown if intentional or accidental, according to the victim). The suspect then fled the scene with an unknown subject in a separate vehicle. Officers impounded the suspect vehicle …

The witness who tipped us about the incident says the vehicle that was parking was a black Tahoe, and the vehicle that the would-be robber left in was a dark silver Saturn. He described the would-be robber as white, male, 5’10”, bald, orange construction shirt, tan hat, and faded blue jeans. If you have any information, the case number is 2021-105563.

GARAGE BURGLARY: Ian reports this happened Friday afternoon at his building in the 1100 block of Alki Avenue SW:

A man broke into our building’s storage area and opened up about a dozen of the unit’s storage lockers. Ultimately he made away with two (stolen) suitcases (visible in the second photo) full of our property.

SPD case number is 2021-105338.

CAR BREAK-IN: Texted reader report:
Kblockquote>Car Prowler broke into our Ford truck on the corner of 41st Avenue Southwest and SW Austin Street. Car prowler is routinely hitting the Gatewood neighborhood. This is at least the 3rd time the truck has been broken into. They took everything in the truck (which wasn’t much and mainly old CD’s that don’t work). They made a mess inside, broke door parts, and muddy shoe prints all over the seats as if they were crawling everywhere inside. Please, we implore the Police to start patroling Gatewood for car prowlers.

We are following up for the case # on this one.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery attempt with gunfire; storage burglary; car break-in"

  • momosmom May 1, 2021 (2:21 pm)

    License plate# should help find that recognizable Chevy truck if the description of it doesn’t! 

  • Guy Olson May 1, 2021 (3:12 pm)

    That truck driver stole two of my friends bicycles as well. 

  • mok4315 May 1, 2021 (4:59 pm)

    That truck was just found at 501 S Sullivan St. 

  • Flivver May 1, 2021 (7:03 pm)

    MOK4315. Did they find the guy. Was the truck stolen?

    • mok4315 May 1, 2021 (10:02 pm)

      I don’t actually know. Last I heard 2 hours ago, the cops wouldn’t come because they were too busy, probably with Southcenter or May Day. 

  • REBEKAH BAKER LASALA May 1, 2021 (8:11 pm)

    The guy looks like an idiot.  So in a pandemic, that idiot cannot wear a face mask to hide his face?

  • Nachobeaver May 1, 2021 (11:48 pm)

    The blue Chevy truck in the pic frequents the  homeless camp small houses next to Georgetown fire station and also I have seen it parked around various rv’s down by 4th Ave in sodo 

    • Marianne May 2, 2021 (9:53 am)

      On another site, there is a photo of it in South Park.  Victims are aware.

  • Audifans May 3, 2021 (8:33 am)

    Brazen (as is the usual case these days). Nothing seems to stop them. And they are still on the loose

  • Krista May 6, 2021 (9:43 pm)

    This truck just pulled up in our alley and stole our bicycles (2) out of our garage while we were home in the middle of the evening. One guy walked into our garage and got the bikes and someone else was driving the truck slowly down the alley. We filed a police report.

  • faceless May 7, 2021 (9:01 am)

    Next time someone sees his truck, pop his tires- maybe it will slow him down in terms of him committing crimes:)Krista- if your bikes are registered with bike index.org or if you know the serial numbers, please go up to the website and report them stolen at http://www.bikeindex.org  Bike Index  has a huge army of folks that work together to recover stolen bikes. You can also get the serial numbers from the bike shop you purchased the bikes from. All bikes shop register the serial numbers when sold. 

  • dirty harry May 8, 2021 (8:36 pm)

    on facebook today, someone posted photos of the thief’s truck being impounded. And the two tires on the left side completey flat…

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