Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding ’57 Chevy Stolen in Burien; Video Added

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King County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a turquoise 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was stolen from a Burien business over the weekend.

Deputies responded to the Burien City Garage in the 14900 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (map below) around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning (Sept. 22).

An employee discovered the business had been forcibly entered and the classic car, which had been parked in the showroom, was gone.

The license plate on the vehicle is unknown at this time but the vehicle is very unique and distinctive. The vehicle has a white convertible top, turquoise paint, and is in mint condition.

If you see this vehicle you are asked to call 911 to report its location.

Here’s a video interview with Burien City Garage Owner Duane Quande, which includes a shot of the Chevy around the :09-:10 mark:

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6 Responses to “Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding ’57 Chevy Stolen in Burien; Video Added”
  1. John says:

    What a shame. Everyone knows this car who drives by that place. What a bold move that was and I can’t believe someone did not see something. Traffic goes by this street all the time even in the wee hours. I hope they catch who did this and get the car back unmolested.

    • bh says:

      what a shame and a bold move?..are you serious??

      “BOLD”?? in my *opinion*, a crime is “BOLD” while being committed at a person’s home,( while we are in our homes) and especially when the thieves are armed!!!!! ever experienced that?????

      does the garage have surveillance cameras?….do they have an alarm system? does the owner of the chevy have full insurance?

      once again>>(in my *opinion*), it seems any owner of such a valuable car would have absolutely made sure that the garage had all of the above. if he didn’t, then why not? and what a mistake. i am betting he has the value of the car insured, and garage has the surveillance tapes.
      i am sure the police will search and search and search until they recover it.

      i am *NOT* saying that the theft of the car was right…it is NOT!!
      the EMPATHY you appear to have, is good. i hope you can get involved and help out with finding solutions so the crime problems hopefully will decrease.

      my comment and or comments are only an *opinion*

      • Hotrodgal says:

        What is wrong with you?
        This has nothing to do with a home invasion so your comments to down-play this
        tragic occurrence is unfeeling to say the least.

        No one said whether the car was insured or if there were cameras or not. It’s a mute
        point; the car is missing regardless.

        For those of us in the hobby, this is far worse than common car theft. To restore a
        classic requires hundreds and hundreds of hours of labor and love and they often
        become loved just like other members of our family.

        These types of thefts are becoming so much more common. Just this month; this Chevy and a 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger in Fife have been stolen. Last month, a 1965 Corvette Stingray and a 1970 Chevelle were taken from Puyallup, plus dozens more.

        Here’s hoping for the safe return of the ’57 and prossecution of the creeps who are responsible.

      • guy from kent. says:

        Your opinion sucks!!!

  2. Barry McDonnell says:

    The license number is 402553A on a Green 1957 Washington plate.

  3. Thoughts from Indonesia says:

    Heard Around the World!
    It is a sad day for something so terrible to happen to such great people. The owners of this car enrich the lives of everyone they meet, and work hard to make the community a better place. Ambaum will not be the same until the car is returned home.
    “Burien-ites” unite and bring this icon back to its rightful place.

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