Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars were stolen and another was crashed and abandoned in a big heist at the Rental Car Facility (RCF) of Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, Sept. 21.

The Port of Seattle said that at around 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, Port Police responded to a report of multiple vehicle thefts in progress.

Upon investigation, it was determined that suspects took seven rental cars, crashing another on the way out and abandoning it.

The vehicles were driven in a mass exodus manner quickly through the vehicle “Return” lane over the “Tiger Teeth” device and exited the first floor of the RCF.

Then the next morning – Saturday, Sept. 22 at about 6 a.m. – several juvenile males with dark complexions in hooded sweatshirts entered the RCF and stole three vehicles, crashing one of them. The crashed vehicle struck an uninvolved motorist. There were no injuries.

“This appears to be a situation where the suspects attempted to steal rental vehicles the first night, took the keys for others and then returned the next morning to attempting to steal those vehicles,” Perry Cooper, Sr. Manager, Media Relations for the Port of Seattle, said.

Cooper added:

“At this point, no arrests have been made.

Several of the vehicles have been recovered by other agencies in the region.

Port of Seattle Police continue to investigate and are working with rental car agencies in the RCF to prevent future crimes.”


One Response to “Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility”
  1. Earl Gipson says:

    The Port needs to be required to publicly report ALL crimes on their property. Since the airport/rental facility is within the City of SeaTac crimes need to especially be reported to the City. I have no such reports as of yet.