It was a rough night for two Ballard businesses: Classic Consignment was burgled in the early morning hours, and Target had an attempted shoplifting, after which the suspect threw a rock and broke a window.
The Classic Consignment burglary happened at 3:45am. According to Detective Mark Jameson from Seattle Police, the burglar tripped the alarm after entering through the front door of the closed shop on 24th Ave NW near Market St. Police say they stole a backpack, purse, and some clothes.
Classic Consignment owner Paula Lukoff shared the news in the My Ballard Group, saying that while the burglar also stole designer sunglasses, luckily the fine jewelry had already been packed away in preparation for their upcoming move to 14th Ave NW.
Seattle Police say they also responded to a shoplifting incident at Target yesterday evening — there were reports in the My Ballard Group that the person who attempted the theft threw a rock at a window while leaving the store, which has since been boarded up (photo above).
There’s no correlation between the two incidents, and both suspects are still at large, police say.
Photo by Melanie Smith