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DON'T LEAVE NUTHIN' IN YOUR CAR (EVER) THAT YOU DON'T WANT STOLEN
December 13, 2015
(SULTAN, WA.) -- It's a really lousy feeling isn't it? You come out in the morning to jump in the car to go to work and find a smashed out window and whatever valuables you absent-mindedly left visible on a seat, gone.
The thief at work. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Some low life scumbag thief had done you wrong. Or, did you do yourself wrong?
Or you come out of a movie theater some night, approach your car in the parking lot and find the same thing. Ooops. You forgot and left a nice leather gym bag on the back seat filled with nothing but stinky, unwashed gym rat workout clohes but the thief that saw that nice bag as he was casing all the vehicles in the parking lot, didn't know that.
He had visions of maybe a nice watch in there, a laptop possibly, maybe an expensive smartphone sitting in that bag.
So here's the deal with all this. The highest-up mucky-mucks (big Kahoonas of the highest order) at the sheriff's office have requested the Chronicle, the newspaper of record for the rain-slogged Sky Valley, to alert young and old alike of the danger of leaving stuff in your vehicles -- especially at this time of the year when folks leave Christmas presents in their rigs, even for a brief period of time.
Which brings us to the videos. The ones you see below.
Lt. Monte Beaton, who ramrods the East County Precinct (based in Sultan) of the Snohomish County Sheriff's office says these are, "A couple of good videos from a former thief...the bottom line is this: “Don’t leave anything in your vehicle you’re not willing to give away.”
And now without further ado (because Mr. Ado has left the building) here's the thief to clue you in on what's what.
Crime Mapping for Snohomish County is here: http://www.crimemapping.com/
You can also report suspicious activity or information about past criminal activity by calling (425) 388-3845. And try to speak clearly and not use any bad words when you call.