WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Red Nissan pickup stolen again (UPDATE: found)

11:08 AM: Back in October, we reported on the theft of this 1997 red Nissan pickup. Now it’s been stolen again:

The theft of the pickup with door signage for Harold’s Fitness (WSB sponsor) was just reported by Deborah, who says not only is it a repeat theft for this vehicle, it’s the third auto theft by Murray Wet Weather Facility and Lowman Beach Park in two weeks – the area’s even been hit during the daytime. The pickup now has the license plate C11469Y. If you see it – last time it turned up in southeast West Seattle – call 911.

9:04 PM: Deborah reports that a WSB reader found the truck – not far from home – and notified Harold, so they have it back.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Red Nissan pickup stolen again (UPDATE: found)"

  • CarDriver March 3, 2022 (11:40 am)

    WSB. Realize SPD staffing issues are bad but wonder if they have any investigatory ideas as to why this area is a hot spot.

  • Craig March 3, 2022 (1:03 pm)

    Older vehicles with well worn ignitions can be easy targets for theft using jiggler keys or shaved keys. Well maintained older vehicles like this red truck (I’m assuming from having seen it around before) are particularly attractive targets. Even more so when they’re in neighborhoods without high over watch of neighbors all around and easy to access to arterial departure roads nearby. There’s a high likelihood of recovery, again, on this vehicle as it’s unlikely to be exported (not a 4×4) or chopped for body parts (old). I hope it comes back soon! Sorry about the bad situation. 

  • Cove Walker March 3, 2022 (2:16 pm)

    Used to seeing parked at Lohman Beach, but with decal or magnetic signage for “Harold’s.”   Is it that same truck?

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