WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The package thief who left a note

Sent by Nick:

Hi, just reporting a basic package theft, with clear images/videos – with a silver lining at the end!

A package thief stole from our front porch, moments after the FedEx delivery. This occurred at 5:02 pm on Thursday Sept. 7 at 35th & Andover. A police report has been filed, #2023-915431.

The woman appears to be white, mid-50s, 200 lbs, black tank shirt and white capri pants. Oddly, she left a note on the front porch scrawled on a paper towel, “Trying to tell you that U had a pkg.” A neighbor commenter on Ring says that her vehicle appears to be a black 2000-2006 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback – not a common vehicle.

I know my kid’s soccer cleats will never be recovered, but maybe somebody recognizes the woman in the picture and can provide additional information.

After posting the photos and videos on Ring, a generous neighbor offered a pair of second-hand cleats as a replacement. My kid can play soccer this weekend after all! Thank you, West Seattle – such a great community!

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The package thief who left a note"

  • S September 9, 2023 (3:43 pm)

    Sorry to hear about your package theft. Have you looked at Second Gear Sports (on California across from Thriftway) for cleats? They are having a10th anniversary sale, found a pair for my kid there last week. 

  • WS Resident September 9, 2023 (4:06 pm)

    Extra special scum thief. 

  • WSCurmudgeon September 9, 2023 (4:32 pm)

    I suspect it’s an attempt at an alibi if she were stopped by a neighbor:  “I am a friend who is holding it for them.  I’ll show you the note I left.”  Not Professor Moriarity, but a cut above the usual perps.

  • High point September 9, 2023 (5:18 pm)

    Sorry for stealing from you, here are my fingerprints 

    • Luke September 9, 2023 (7:23 pm)

      Fingerprints? I don’t think CSI is on the case. 

  • Re-sell stores heads-up September 10, 2023 (10:23 am)

    Send to Curious Kid Stuff and have them look for this person – I mean how does she feel when she realizes she stole from a child? 

  • WTF September 10, 2023 (12:06 pm)

    She won’t be hard to find.

  • Lindsey September 12, 2023 (11:13 am)

    That woman is a resident of Cottage Grove Commons. 

  • I know her September 13, 2023 (7:37 am)

    I know where she lives. Ive seen her next to my house. 

  • Mike V September 13, 2023 (1:55 pm)

    I have been able to get the shoes back and will take a Lyft over to your and drop them off when I get off work at ~4PM.  I’ll leave my business card as well if you’d like to call or email.  I’m terribly sorry your family has had to go through this.

    • Nick September 13, 2023 (4:18 pm)

      Thank you Mike! It was very kind of you to come over to return the cleats. I’m not sure how you figured this all out, but we really appreciate you following up. West Seattle pulls through again!

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