• West Seattle dealing with more car break-ins

    By: Henry Rosoff

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    SEATTLE - Luna Lacap woke up to a loud bang late at night, 30 minutes after returning home from an exhausting trip.

    “Turns out they bashed my side window and my trunk window,” Lacap said, showing off her damaged Ford SUV.

    To make matters worse for this flight attendant, the thieves stole two pieces of luggage she had left inside.  She said the thought of dragging bags up four flights was too daunting late at night.  Her passport was in one of the bags.

    “It was the first and only time I left it in my car, and it was taken,” Lacap said.

    But Lacap has not been the only victim recently.  Seattle police reports show there has been about 24 car prowls, break-ins and thefts on the northern end of West Seattle this past month.  During the same time last year, there were only 14.

    “It’s become a lot more significant ,” said Lacap’s roommate Mary McCullough.  She has lived along Beach Drive for about three years and has seen the recent change.  “More vandalism on cars and theft,” she said.

    If you know anything about any recent car break-ins or thefts, call Seattle police.

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