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SPD recovers stolen items, seeks to return them to owners

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on November 10th, 2016


SPD North Precinct burglary detectives recently recovered hundreds of stolen items from a suspected burglar’s storage locker and are now looking to return them to their rightful owners.

Read the full details from the SPD North Precinct Blotter post below:

Over the past year, police have been investigating a series of break-ins targeting storage units in Lake City, Fremont and Downtown Seattle.

After a great deal of sleuthing, detectives were able to identify the suspect and served a warrant on the man’s own storage unit downtown. Inside the 15 x 8 room, police found more than a thousand items, believed to have been stolen from other storage units around Seattle.

Detectives have already returned some of the recovered items–including military discharge papers, a watch and even a banjo–but believe many of the items found in the locker have not been reported to police.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a storage unit break-in this year, detectives ask that you review the gallery of photos below and contact police to claim your items. If you believe one of the items pictured online is yours, please have your case number ready and call (206) 684-5735.

Detectives have identified the suspect and are still working to arrest him.

Photo courtesy of SPD. Click here to see the full gallery of photos of the recovered items. 

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Disgusted // Nov 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

    What kind of trash would steal someone’s armed services medals ribbons?

  • 2 Profile photo of JM98107 JM98107 // Nov 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

    @1 The same thieves that steal the toys and food donated to charities every year. It’s a career for the junkie bums.

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