The holidays can be tough to get through. There are presents to buy and family to entertain. For those most affected by the present economy – those who were forced to take cuts in pay and hours, or are out of work entirely – the prospect of the holidays can be a little dim. It’s in these, the worst of times, that friends and communities come together to help others. One of our readers wrote to help a friend whose car was recently stolen in Ballard. Margaret wrote,
Last night (Wednesday) my friend’s car was stolen from outside of Second Ascent, 5209 Ballard Ave. NW. It was locked and unfortunately inside were a pair of borrowed XC skiis (details below), and in the trunk were her family’s Christmas gifts. Compounding the unfairness of this crime is that my friend has not had a job in year. She was laid off from an architecture firm that went bankrupt so she didn’t even receive her last paycheck or get any severance. Obviously this is an awful turn of events for someone already struggling. I’m hoping that your readers can help us find her car, which may have been abandoned in their neighborhoods.
The car is a 1990 white Honda Accord with a Washington license plate. The rear tinted window is peeling and it has a very loud muffler.
She says that the cross country skis are unique. 190cm light blue wood Pendleton skis have a homemade wood block screwed to one ski and the fiberglass is peeling up considerably. A pair of men’s size 9 Rossignol boots. “The police reported that a pawn shop on Aurora Ave was offered similar XC skiis but they did not purchase them,” she writes. There were also 195cm Fischer yellow skis are 195cm in length and have “touring” on them . Black leather boots and bright blue and gray poles have blue plastic nets wide on one side of each base.
If the car or skis are spotted Margaret urges you to call Sgt. Tom Doran with Seattle Police 206-684-8948.