Thieves Targeting Boeing Parking Lots in Everett

January 28, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

Boeing Parking

Parking lots where access is not controlled by a gate have been hit hard.

Recently there have been a growing number of car prowls and thefts from the Everett Boeing Plant parking lots. Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell tells that over the past several weeks they have taken reports of 50 car prowls and 8 vehicle thefts.

Snell says the majority of the thefts have come from outer parking lots where access is not controlled by a gate. “People are leaving electronics and other items in plain sight,” said Snell. “It’s often a crime of opportunity.”

Boeing Parking

One of the many shuttle vans used by Boeing employees.

Construction at multiple locations on the Boeing complex has led to both aircraft assembly employees and construction workers parking off site and taking vans and buses to the plant. That in turn has created more opportunities for car prowlers.

A detective has been assigned specifically to work on the car prowls and thefts from Boeing properties and Everett Police have also stepped up patrols.

Snell says if you have to leave personal electronics or other items of value in your vehicle, it’s a good idea to take a photo and record the serial numbers or identifying information so items have a better chance of being recovered.

The Everett Police Department has a list of suggestions of ways to reduce your chance of being a victim of a car prowl or theft.

Additionally Everett Police would like to have people report any suspicious activity in the Boeing parking lots to 9-1-1 and if workers have been the victims of a car prowl to also alert the police.


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