WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Tails to Astonish burglarized again

The security-camera images are from Tails to Astonish, West Seattle’s only comic-book shop, burglarized again this morning. Nicole, co-proprietor of the shop at 4850 California SW, says the two burglars “took all the wall books. Still doing inventory” to determine what else is missing.

This is the second burglary at Tails to Astonish in less than six weeks; they also were hit August 23rd. If you have any information, the SPD incident number is 23-283214.

ADDED: The store is closed today for cleanup/repairs, and is normally closed Sundays/Mondays; they’re not sure whether they’ll be able to reopen Tuesday as scheduled: “It’s really devastating to have this happen.”

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Tails to Astonish burglarized again"

  • Guy Olson September 30, 2023 (11:28 am)

    That is terrible!!! They probably cased the place at some point. I wonder if you could look at security footage from earlier and possibly get a unmasked face to match these turds?

  • Agent K-9 September 30, 2023 (11:33 am)

    Maybe we can train the coyotes to patrol as they roam the streets and take down the scumbags that plague West Seattle. Seriously though, we need some creative measures and community organizing to take our neighborhood back. Who all is sick of this? 

    • Mike September 30, 2023 (12:25 pm)

      I agree, but unless criminals are held accountable you’re just going to be shot for trying to do anything about this stuff.  Criminals are willing to take a life for a few bucks.  One of the ones arrested for assaulting and threatening to kill Asians on Beacon Hill asked the judge why he can’t just be on house arrest.  Many criminals around here are psychopaths.

  • flimflam September 30, 2023 (12:13 pm)

    Ugh. So sorry to hear this news. I commented on the last break in – as a comic enthusiast and collector this is brutal. What point do small businesses give up? There is no deterrent or consequence for “small” crimes like this anymore.

  • Black and White September 30, 2023 (12:38 pm)

    Why are so many security cameras images so bad? Grainy, black and white, etc. just curious. 

  • Patrick September 30, 2023 (1:00 pm)

    So sorry to hear this. Does anyone know if it’s the same thief’s that stole from the previous theft?

  • Flivver September 30, 2023 (5:13 pm)

    Keep an eye out on the internet for any new sales. Could very well be where the crooks go to pawn these.

  • bolo September 30, 2023 (5:36 pm)

    Another smash a stolen car into the storefront to get in burglary?

    • WSB September 30, 2023 (6:07 pm)

      The entrance to this store is raised off the street, not vulnerable to crash-and-grab.

  • Johnny September 30, 2023 (10:13 pm)

    Sorry to hear this. My house was broken into our house yesterday to when me and my wife were at work. They took jewelry and handbags. I have comic books but did not touch them.

  • Sal October 1, 2023 (10:34 am)

    We had a prowler at 4am on 37th AVE SW and Genessee. I heard him come through our gate into the back yard with a backpack. I yelled at him, he left, I called police. Then he came back, went back in my backyard again. Police questioned him. He had crowbar and wire cutters among other tools. They could not arrest him, but I pressed trespass charges. My neighbor got him on security camera.

    • WSB October 1, 2023 (12:00 pm)

      What time was that? I’m writing right now about a business burglary early today a couple blocks directly south of you (37th/Alaska).

  • bradley October 2, 2023 (10:11 am)

    I’m sure the Saka bashers are cheering on this prowler who now has his lunch money at the expense of a small business owner.

    • Jake October 2, 2023 (11:15 am)

      Grow up. This is why you anti-progressives lose each cycle now. You got Ann Davison and Sara Nelson then got whipped in the last election. Maybe stop labeling someone who is voting for Costa childishly? Maybe…. JUST MAYBE! Things are a bit more nuanced, eh?

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