Karen‘s report of a burglary last weekend will explain that photo (and two more ahead):
My sister and her family had their home broken into on Saturday, 6/25. They live in the 9200-block of Fauntleroy, south of the ferry terminal. The break-in occurred midday, around 12:30. The burglar(s) seemed brazen in that several neighbors were home at the time and noticed one of them. The burglar even asked a nonsensical question of one of the neighbors after she spotted him on their deck. Consequently, the police have a good description: white male, clean cut with brown hair, height approx 5’10” with slender build, 20-30 years old. Also, the “getaway car” was parked in such a way that a different neighbor had to maneuver around it to get out of her driveway.
Among the items that were stolen are some sentimental items, including some gifts from our relatives in Norway.
These include a pewter dish with a pedestal base (silver-colored with black embossed design around the middle); it has a cover that is engraved with “Hilsen fra Norge” and the names of our 5 Norwegian cousins on it. There are also several small jewelry boxes missing that had some necklaces and a small doll wearing a Norwegian dress inside. One of the necklaces is a silver pendant. There are 2 or 3 small (child-size) necklaces with heart pendant; we received these when we were children. One is solid blue with a little star and radiating lines; the other has a white background with a flower. The front side has an enamel-type finish; I believe the back side is brass. Each is engraved on the back with Norwegian verses in very small lettering. They are ¾ inch wide.
Attached is a photo of my necklaces and pewter dish that are nearly identical to the ones that were stolen. The necklace chains are missing on mine, as I used mine as earrings at one time. These items don’t have high monetary value, but have great sentimental value. It would be awesome if someone found & returned them!
Side note on the crime-prevention front: West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network meets tonight, 6:30 pm, Southwest Precinct, for a briefing on Night Out (coming up August 2nd).