CRIME WATCH: Stolen F-150 seen on ticket cams; car break-in on video

Two reader reports:

STOLEN PICKUP SEEN ON TICKET CAMS: This vehicle was stolen in Burien but its owners live in West Seattle and it’s turned up on two ticket cameras, including the low bridge, so it might be here somewhere. From Jill:

We had our Ford F250 stolen from Maaco, where we were having work done on it.

Address: 13646 1st Ave, Burien.
License Plate: #B25327L
Police (King County Sheriff’s Office) report: #C22023333

It is a black and white pickup truck. Since it was stolen it has received a red light ticket in Burien and another ticket on SW Spokane Street. Since it was stolen, the thief has installed a white cab top with two doors that open in the back and also a trailer hitch to try to disguise it.

The image above is from one of the camera-issued tickets

CAR PROWL: The video below spans the entire length of the 3 minutes that car prowlers were breaking into Sara’s vehicle:

Our Subaru was broken into (Saturday) morning at 5:10 AM; corner of Findlay/48th. They drove west down Findlay St. Our car manual was stolen as well as vehicle documents. We have a video of the suspects and their extended cab truck with black canopy. Looks like minimum three people: driver, front passenger, and man in back righthand seat.

There is a very good shot of their vehicle as they come in (11 sec in), and their faces show at diff moments throughout the theft. It was at least three people (two on passenger side–front and backseat–and the driver). Unfortunately our shrub and our Subaru hide most of the action. They leave the frame @ 2:56 minutes.

6 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Stolen F-150 seen on ticket cams; car break-in on video"

  • Patrick August 22, 2022 (5:32 pm)

    On the second one where they stole the manual – they’re probably trying to get a key made to steal the car.

  • Eddie August 22, 2022 (7:42 pm)

    Curious on the timing of the theft vs the arrival of the ticketcam pictures? I assume they were sent via US mail? Somehow I would expect at least a week or more lag time.We always hear that traffic cam photos can’t be used for anything other than the witnessed violation, such as in the case of the hit and run east of the low bridge.

    • WSB August 22, 2022 (7:58 pm)

      I finally got that answer today. The vehicle was stolen “about a month ago” – they just reported it to us the day I published it.

  • Amy T August 22, 2022 (9:55 pm)

    My jeep was stolen the beginning of June a member of West Seattle connection turned me on to PNW stolen cars they had eyes on it almost immediately after I posted was only gone about a day and a half 2 tops I already was in the process of arranging to to tow home before the police notified me that was found I recommend this Facebook site to anyone who has had an auto theft you have to be invited so feel free to hit me up if you find yourself in this position I’ll send you an invite 

  • Wseattleite August 23, 2022 (9:20 am)

    I thought it was very difficult to gain information from those cameras?

    • WSB August 23, 2022 (9:23 am)

      The image is from one of the tickets mailed to the vehicle owner. (If you’ve ever received one – we got a “warning” citation for the low bridge once – you know the ticket comes with the photos showing your vehicle as caught by the cameras.) As noted above, they didn’t say in their original email when the theft happened, but on followup said a month or so. In that time, the vehicle – driven by whoever has it now – has been camera-ticketed twie.

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