WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Shops hit by grab-and-run thieves

Thanks to John for the tip. Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW; WSB sponsor) was hit by grab-and-run thieves this morning, and it’s at least the second theft of that kind in The Junction in recent days. Matt at EWA tells WSB that it happened around 11:40 am today; two thieves stole $2,700 worth of Patagonia outerwear. He says one “had been in previously and looked at prices of items closest to the door.” As for descriptive information, he says “both male, one about 5’10” and the other about 6′; (they) ran to a running red Dodge 2500 truck without plates left running on the corner outside the shop.” If you have any tips, the SPD case number is 22-043860. This happened three days after what a reader told us was also a grab-and-run theft at West Seattle Optix (4555 California SW) on Thursday; no other details but the case number for that one was 22-041148.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Shops hit by grab-and-run thieves"

  • Chris K February 21, 2022 (5:51 am)

    Yikes.  Those guys have gotten hit by thieves several times in the past few years. 

  • carole February 21, 2022 (10:09 am)

    They grabbed empty eyeglass frames?  Is there some secret black market for these?  Smh

    • 1994 February 21, 2022 (8:35 pm)

      Believe it or not but some people wear eye glasses for the ‘swag’ – aka fashion accessory. These fashionistas don’t need corrective lenses but apparently they think eye glasses look cool so they wear the frames with or without the temporary plastic lenses they may or may come come with.

  • NotOnHolden February 21, 2022 (10:17 am)

    Eyeglass frames are expensive.  I’ve patronized both of these businesses and this is a bummer.  I feel like Emerald Water Anglers cannot get a break with their windows being broken and now this.  

  • HS February 21, 2022 (10:18 am)

    What the? This store has been the victim of so much theft / window smashing. :(

  • Mj February 21, 2022 (4:25 pm)

    I hope the SPD hook the perps and it is not a catch and release result!

  • Anonymous March 9, 2022 (4:10 pm)

    Hey I saw this crime happen. The truck was more of a maroon, deeper red and one of the men was carrying a baseball bat as a weapon. Don’t know if that helps at all. 

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