WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter theft, interrupted

That’s the jack left behind by two would-be thieves who tried to steal the catalytic converter from Andrew‘s pickup truck at 45th SW and SW Stevens at 4:45 am today. Andrew says he chased them off; he did not get a good look at the second person but “the one doing the cutting” was a man in his late 20s to early 30s, white, wearing a red hoodie” and, Andrew says, tried to hit him with his Sawzall before fleeing. He is specifically wondering if anyone might have gotten security video of the two and/or their car, which “was parked a block south on 45th Street and appeared to be a black or dark colored F-150. The police asked that if anyone had any footage of the thieves walking back to their car to add it to the police report. He would be holding a Milwaukee red Sawzall and walking southbound on 45th Street around 4:50 AM.” The SPD incident number is 21-136648.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter theft, interrupted"

  • AB83 June 3, 2021 (11:45 am)

    There’s probably fingerprints all over that Jack

  • Sillygoose June 3, 2021 (11:58 am)

    These criminals are getting aggressive, there is a black F-150 listed as stolen on “Stolen Cars of the PNW!!  Any bets?  LOL  I hope there is camera footage for an arrest and the judge doesnt let them off.

  • A-Red June 3, 2021 (1:54 pm)

    I know there’s a lot of unhelpful  discussion around what SPD does/doesn’t do when it comes to ‘petty crime’ such as theft of a catalytic converter, but in this case it sounds like the vehicle owner was assaulted with a deadly weapon. I hope the police respond accordingly.

  • Sarah Airhart June 3, 2021 (2:58 pm)

    Who the hell is taking these for cash???? Can’t we stop them from accepting them UGH so frikin annyoed.

    • Lorraine Weeks June 5, 2021 (6:50 am)

      They said on the news … the thieves might be talking them all the way to Idaho to recycle…so there is no way to track the thefts 

  • jay dudek June 3, 2021 (6:38 pm)

    We had someone try to steal a jack like that infront of our garage a few days ago on pigeon hill. I bet they were going to use it to steal converters. Luckily the dog scared them and the dropped it and ran off. Installing cameras also had to cars rummaged thru in the last few months.  Never had any problems in the last 25 years until now. 

  • Sam-c June 3, 2021 (6:53 pm)

    Speaking of police activity, do you know why SPD had the street blocked off in Pigeon Point?  They had 21st blocked.

    • WSB June 3, 2021 (7:11 pm)

      1:30 pm ish? Nobody texted us. But SFD 911 log shows a serious medical call in the 4100 block around 1:30 pm.

      • Sam-c June 3, 2021 (8:17 pm)

        We came upon the closed street around 4pm

  • Katy Schumaker June 3, 2021 (6:55 pm)

    I’m so sorry this happened. My catalytic converter was stolen out of my Prius Wednesday night around 9:30 PM on 46th between Monroe and Rose. Stay safe everyone. Also my camera battery was dead for the first time. 😖

  • JES June 4, 2021 (6:08 am)

    The new row of RVs in front of Cottage Grove park has dozens of exhaust systems laying around in their junk.

  • Nicole June 13, 2021 (12:35 pm)

    I just had mine stolen off my Lexus in the Loren Boren school lot since we are forced to park there due to Delridge construction. Happened sometime between June 9th evening and June 13th morning. With work from home I don’t drive my car everyday so It’s staying out for long periods of time

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