WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Can you help catch suspects in 2 violent incidents?

Your help is sought in these two cases:


Yet another catalytic-converter theft. However, this one escalated into assault, battery and robbery of a witness resulting in a significant head injury. We are trying to help SPD identify the suspects.

On 11/3/21 at around 3:10 pm, my friend witnessed two men stealing a catalytic converter on her street (34th Ave SW and Cloverdale) with a power saw. When they saw her, one of the men approached her, stole her phone and assaulted her by punching/shoving her backward. She fell down, hit her head on the street, and was knocked unconscious.

A neighbor came upon her, lying in the street, and called 911; however, he did not see the attack. We found out that there was an actual witness who was driving by. He also called 911 but wanted to remain anonymous.

My friend ended up having a cracked skull and brain bleed. It was very scary and potentially life threatening. Thankfully, it ultimately ended up a best-case-scenario and she is going to be okay. Such a huge relief!

Suspects: Two Black males, driving a very distinctive, multi-color “beater” car with red, blue, and silver paint. We believe it is an old Nissan Sentra. **See attached photo from a DIFFERENT incident earlier in the day by the same suspects and car. Note the man under the car on the right

One of the men had a beige pit bull on a leash and outside of their car – presumably for security. Thankfully, he didn’t release it to attack her, but it was aggressively barking at her during the altercation. NOTE: Another witness saw the dog off-leash at a different location.

Lara posted about this on social media and was told of sightings around West Seattle and White Center. If you have any information about them, the SPD incident to refer to is 21-252198. She adds, “Also, please be careful and do not approach these men if you see them.”

STILL SEEKING HALLOWEEN SHOOTER: This also happened on 34th SW, a little ways north. We published this report about a prowler who shot at a woman around midnight last Sunday night – just after she opened her front door to see what was going on. She was not hit, but police found bullets lodged in the house. The victim’s husband provided this photo from a neighbor’s camera:

He hasn’t yet been identified, according to an update today from the victim’s husband, but if you have any tips, you can directly contact the sergeant on the case at 206-684-5562 or spd6864@seattle.gov. The incident # is 21-290133.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Can you help catch suspects in 2 violent incidents?"

  • HS November 5, 2021 (9:07 pm)

    This makes me so angry. Both of these crimes. If a woman or person is being attacked on the street – please stop, stay in your car, and call 911. But try to wait as it can make a difference.

  • Oerthehillz November 5, 2021 (9:28 pm)

    So brazen! I’m pretty sure that car is in a temporary disguise and can be washed off when needed.

    • LaraG November 6, 2021 (12:10 am)

      I actually got a tip about a sighting last night and the guy is still out with his dog driving around in the car looking the exact same.  He doesn’t seem to be very concerned. 

  • Alki resident November 5, 2021 (9:50 pm)

    After the shock of the incident on 34th, it quickly turned to anger. I want you to know I have a lot of people looking for this car. I’ve been praying for you from the start. I’m so sorry. 

  • 1994 November 5, 2021 (9:57 pm)

    Yikes! I hope the lady makes a speedy recovery with no lingering impact from the injuries. I sure hope SPD can locate all 3 of these horrible people! The 3 of them are all a danger and a terror to the rest of us! 

  • StopCuttingDownTrees November 5, 2021 (9:59 pm)

    This outrageous attack by two violent male criminals on a solitary female just underscores the urgency to get SPD up to Bruce Harrell’s 1500+ officer staffing levels. This poor woman could have easily died from her injuries. We all need to BOLO for these low-lives’ very-distinctive crime car.

    • Jort November 6, 2021 (7:05 am)

      A very-distinctive “crime car,” which is truly a special class of car, like clown. Perhaps someone needs to make a Crime Bike™ or a Crime Kayak™.

      • StopCuttingDownTrees November 6, 2021 (2:52 pm)

        Yes, a crime car. As anyone can see in the photo, the rear plate has been purposely over-sprayed so as to conceal the license number. As well, it’s most likely a stolen vehicle. Either way, it’s purposely being used for CRIME. I’m glad you’re so concerned about the woman who was nearly murdered.

  • KT November 6, 2021 (4:52 am)

    There needs to be a national a law making it illegal to sell Catalytic Converters to metal recyclers so that the converters will no longer have any value.This is a nationwide problem.Speedy recovery to the woman who was brutally attacked.

    • AMD November 6, 2021 (10:12 am)

      Most catalytic converters sold to scrappers are obtained legitimately (believe it or not), and the metals they’re getting from them are valuable because we need them to make the consumer electronics people feel they can’t live without.

  • sara November 6, 2021 (7:25 am)

    I saw that car and a man on 11/3 parked near my home on 18th looking very suspicious earlier in the day. The pitbull was actually gray and off leash so I stayed in my car until he drove off (knew i should’ve called cops)

  • Litespeed November 6, 2021 (9:02 am)

    So happy to be leaving Seattle. What used to be a great, safe city to call home, it has become a dangerous and expensive place to live. I have been here 35 years and looking forward to moving to a nice quiet part of the state where I don’t fear being hit from stuff thrown from bridges, having my cat converter cut out of my car, walk a dog without fear of being mugged and cleaner air. The Seattle we used to love and brag about is gone and I don’t think will ever be back. 

  • Nigel November 6, 2021 (9:47 am)

    There is an RV encampment at the northern dead-end of Marginal PL SW near the West Seattle Bridge with Pitfall and Catalytic Converters in their “stuff” pile.

  • AL November 6, 2021 (1:57 pm)

    And to think that Lorena and NTK were almost elected.  They could care less about these incidents.   Not prosecuting people like this.  Out of hand this city has become.  I hope that BH will do right by our city and get these thugs off the street. I hope this gal will be ok. Sending lots of prayers her way.

  • WTF November 7, 2021 (7:50 pm)

    Enough with the “oh that’s terrible.” “So brazen.” “Wow, that sucks.”  It’s time that we no longer accept this BS.  We need to demand and demand loudly that more is done NOW.  Someone is going to be killed…I just hope it’s not anyone innocent. 

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