WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Carjacking attempt

2:50 PM: Just before 11 am this morning, police say, an attempted carjacking happened in the 3800 block of 36th SW. The initial dispatch was that someone “pepper-sprayed an employee and attempted to steal their car”; that’s a residential area so we’re not clear what “employee” referred to, possibly a work crew in the area. The would-be carjacker left without the car, walking westbound on Charlestown. The description wasn’t in the report summary; we’re following up to try to get it. SFD was called to treat the person who had been pepper-sprayed.

3:12 PM: SPD says the description in the report is: “White male, 5’10, slim build, gray hoodie, gray pants.”

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Carjacking attempt"

  • sam-c March 20, 2023 (4:09 pm)

    Yikes, that’s really scary.  I’ve been making a point of locking my door every time I go somewhere, after hearing these carjacking reports (around the city) for a while now.  Threatening someone who’s on the job (delivery driver, plumber, cable person, etc)  sounds like a level of extra brazen. 

  • tim March 20, 2023 (7:18 pm)

    I’m on Charlestown at the ready with more than pepper spray.

    • Jon March 22, 2023 (2:20 am)

      Good for you, neighbor. Stay strapped and get trained. Be safe and vote accordingly.

  • WS Res March 20, 2023 (9:59 pm)

    Around 6 pm I saw someone matching this description around the water tower. Had sunglasses on too. 

  • Westsear March 22, 2023 (9:21 am)

    Why do some people suck so much? Sad this happens in our community.

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