WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen F-150 pickup truck; catalytic-converter theft on video

Two more West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight:

STOLEN PICKUP: Vance‘s.dark green 2014 Ford F-150, “slightly lifted, with an Aloha and a Montana sticker on the back windshield” was stolen. Plate C42998U, taken from the 5900 block of 41st Ave SW. Call 911 if you see it.


Justin says it happened on SW Edmunds near The Junction: “Broad daylight on a fairly busy street – unbelievable! Keep an eye out for the vehicle that did it, I bet they’re hitting a bunch of cars.” His car, like the theft target reported here earlier today, is a Lexus RX 400h.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen F-150 pickup truck; catalytic-converter theft on video"

  • 22blades November 3, 2021 (4:12 am)

    Dressed to match neighborhood.Makita Cordless Reciprocating Saw.Later model Audi TT with California Yellow on Black plates.Why do these guys even need to be hacking off Cat’s?! Stupid…

  • junction neighbor November 3, 2021 (6:48 am)

    What is recommended to prevent catalytic theft? This one was on my street and although most of our neighbors are home during the day and most neighbors have cameras, it doesn’t seem to detour the thieves.  

  • Sillygoose November 3, 2021 (8:59 am)

    The Second time this car has been on cameras for Catalytic convertor theft, it was on Ring Video last week.

    • JVP November 3, 2021 (2:35 pm)

      Different car, first time we’ve been hit.   I think they target hybrids. 

  • Irf November 3, 2021 (9:15 am)

    That flaming red car seems like it’d be pretty easy to spot. These people are scum. 

  • CARSPOTTR November 3, 2021 (9:59 am)

    Wow, could they have used any more of a noticeable getaway vehicle?  Brilliant Red 2007-16 Audi A5, Blacked out tail lights, aftermarket wheels, no license plate, fuel door missing. 

  • Lisa November 3, 2021 (10:32 am)

    Bold thieves. – in daylight. Our Mazda CX5 had its front catalytic converter stolen recently. Mazda CX5 has 2 converters, and they stole the one nearest the engine with the sensors. We’re going to look into putting  Catstraps on each converter. Catshield is only available for a few specific car models. What can be done to stop this “epidemic” of catalytic converter thefts?

  • Greg November 3, 2021 (10:51 am)

    Could be an Audi A5

  • KM November 3, 2021 (11:19 am)

    Same guys got mine 30 min later at 11:47am. Also pretty busy street just S of Fairmount elementary.  I sent pictures to the blog last night. Screen shots from my camera. I was parked on the street to leave my garbage cans unobstructed. Took 3 minutes. 🤬

    • WSB November 3, 2021 (11:47 am)

      That’ll be in the next Crime Watch, election got in the way last night.

  • Audifans November 3, 2021 (12:12 pm)

    absolutely disgusting.  cage your cat. They obviously don’t care whether they are seen or not.

  • Diane November 3, 2021 (12:36 pm)

    This is horrible, but here’s something worse: it cost me $2000 to replace mine more than a year ago because the amputation took more exhaust parts than necessary. I’m on social security, $877 per month. My auto insurance doesn’t pay for decapitated catcons.It took months for me to raise that much money.WE NEED TO APPEAR EN MASSE at a city council meeting, and sale of converters by non-commercial sources needs to STOP until a solution is found. If you want to storm the castle with me, respond affirmatively here.I found many ads on Craigslist for catcons. Called police. They told me this was bait, planted by them. Not the best approach, IMO.IF I had the tools, etc, I would offer engraving/labeling services and lobby for requirement that sellers need to provide a paper trail for each catcon.But if someone comes to a site that buys with 50 catcons in the back, DUH!!!!!! BUYERS must record and report, as pawn shops are required in some cases.

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