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Emergencey: Stolen Legacy Seattle!

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#1 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

I was at a party tonight in Fremont, (36th and Fremont ave N) and when I left the party around 2am my wagon was missing!!!

Maroon 1990 legacy L 5spd, has an aftermarket rack on it, cargo area full of all my tools!!

this is the only pic I have of it, before roof rack and I have removed the hubcaps...

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license plate is

if found or sighted please call me at 206-856-7797
or call police, (i have not filed a report yet as I just found out, going to very shortly here)

#2 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

shame to lose your ride like that , I hope it comes back OK.

good luck

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Sorry to hear that. Seems to be a lot of this going around in Seattle lately.



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

seems like subarus have been a target lately, there was a guy on legacy central that had his stolen, recovered, and stolen again before the tow truck arrived. Zap's son's impreza, and now yours. I hope she makes a safe return, I feel for you.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Well, it was Ken's kid, but no matter. The impreza I sold to my buddy was stolen over the summer though. They seem to be used as joy rides. My old wagon was fund 4 blocks away, untouched. I so hope you get yoru tools when it comes bac to you Austin. Will keep a look out.

I just put an alarm on my new imp yesterday. Resting a little easier.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

It's really sad that people need to worry about their property being stolen. Damn thieves.

#7 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

well the worst part is, I actually worry less about getting the wagon back, it was the contents of the trunk that hold a much higher value- ALL my tools. without them I can't do any work, can't fix anything, can't make money.

sure hope it's a joy ride and that whoever took it doesn't check the junk in the trunk... wishful thinking I know..:(

police report was filed at 4am today.. so, who knows if they will have any luck.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Im in the SeaTac area, I'll keep an eye out for you.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:50 PM


Check with car insurance, home owners insurance and see if there's any provisions for those tools? Or keep an eye on craigslists/local pawn shops.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Sent an email to my sister in Seattle to keep an eye out for this car.
Stealing a man's livelihood in tools is lower than whale 'poop'.
As a mechanic I feel for you. Twice I've had scumbags raid my rollaways for everything at work. :mad:

Had someone try to steal my lifted GL wagon from right out front of my own house 2 mo.s ago. Glass breakage sensor thwarted them.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Austin, any identifiers on your tool kit. Might be worth while to check craigslist for tools for sale.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

I'll definitely be on the lookout. Without school for the rest of the month, I'm gonna stay dormant in Sammamish for most of the time, so probably won't see it. But if I do, I'll call the police.

You know what they say: a manual transmission is the best anti theft system in America. :D I guess it didn't work in your case, but still, haha. Hope you find it soon!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Hope you find it. :(

#14 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

well, i dont have many photos of the tools themselves, here is a photo of the back of the wagon when i was loading tools up- so you can see the boxes. The tools are mostly all craftsmen, metric, and there were a few random other kinds in there too- i had a snap on metric wobbly 3/8 impact set (the only S/O tools i had) and a brand new 12v bosch 1/4 impact/ drill driver set. there were also 2 jackstands, a black metal/vinyl creeper, misc wire wheels, an old makita angle grinder, a fluke 77 multimeter with yellow sleeve, a set of metric gear wrenches, crafsmen 1/2 torq wrench, old bolt cutters, a valve spring compressor, misc gear/wheel pullers, and an assortment of little screwdrivers and bits....

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here is a shot of the car with the cell phone, kinda blurry, but this is what it looks like with the hubcaps off and the roof rack installed...

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

Did you have insurance? If you had the right coverage they would replace your tools.
These type of thefts are really on the rise and most the time its by someone that needs transportation to another town, usually only 10-15mi away from where it was stolen.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:24 AM

A friend of mine had his box truck prowled on the night of the 15th while it was parked in the Phinney Ridge area ( just up the hill from Austin's prowl ). Fremont area is weird. 365 nights a year, people are walking and bicycling around that neighborhood. Austin, spiral out from the crime location and check the side streets -- especially the streets that drop down from 3rd Ave in a westerly direction.
Couple thoughts: leave a spare clutch cable lying around in plain sight and put a new, unused head lice comb in the glove box..................

Good luck

I will be looking

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:22 AM


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Dude I don't know where you are living or what - but last October when my Outback was broken into, my home owners insurance covered the contents of my car. The total claim was just under 2500$ (I had some work electronics that were stolen) I'm not sure if it changes things that your whole car was stolen. Just wanted to let ya know who to check with and to start making a detail list of everything that was in the car. (Though just a warning-they won't cover it if it was -attached- to the car ie radios, wired in things, racks, modification things - sooo tool boxes.. may not want to be attached if...)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

Still no sign of my car or tools... :(

Keep your eyes out for it, especially between seattle-everett... (most likely zone of dumpage)

reward if found, too btw...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

It has been found!!!! :clap:

Not far from the location stolen, it has been completely cleaned out :mad:

actually, so cleaned out, it even looks like they vacuumed it too? There was also a note found inside- (from one thief to another) stating that they could not wait around to watch the car, and that she had new plates for the car.. which (my plates are missing) which means they were in process of doing a plate swap with another stolen car or something along those lines- and it was cleaned, probably prep to sell it...
I have a lead on who the thief is, where they live, and where my tools might be.. the police said they can't really help unless something else comes up that is a major thing. so if anyone wants to help me pursue this further, to try and catch them... come talk to me...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

glad you got it back:clap:
i recommend that you put a good security system on the car and security camera close to the car for when they try to steal it again so the cops have evidence.(or you could just get a security system)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Glad to hear the car was recovered.

#23 Haight


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Insurance company cover the cost of the tools?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

funny, how in the face of glaring obvious leads the police will do nothing. but if you do something about it.....say i dunno...justice, you go to jail. be careful whatever you do, we gotta protect the offenders yknow.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:13 AM

Police.....well you know they do what they want to do or are forced do, not much more, MOST OF THE TIME.

Good luck with justice, if I were closer I would love to help, watch your back.

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