A Seaview family is reporting a burglary attempt – and they have video showing the person they believe responsible, so they are offering a cash reward for identification of the suspect. Their story ends with a link to the video:
A man entered our fenced yard in the area of 44th Ave SW and SW Findlay St yesterday morning on 4/25 at 2:50am. Our security camera captured him on our deck after he entered our gated and fenced yard from the alley.
Based on the video, he apparently attempted to enter our locked back door to the house, while we were asleep! You’ll see him go off screen to the left where our back door is. We have some stuff on the patio table during spring cleaning.
After checking our back door, he reappears and takes a roll of paper towels from the table. He left the wrapper in the driveway, which SPD is checking for fingerprints.
When the officer responded and took a report, he said there was also another burglary call pending nearby. The suspect is shown carrying a satchel and has something white protruding from his pocket, possibly taken from another garage or home in the area.
The suspect is a white male, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, about 190lbs, age late 40s – early 50s, with black hair, a narrow face with large nose, and no facial hair. He was wearing sunglasses on top of his head, a long black shirt, and a black over blue rain jacket and a silver stripe across the chest and back. The jacket has a grey logo on the breast, maybe Columbia? He was wearing blue jeans and open toed sandals or flip flops.
Based on his peculiar appearance and strange behavior, we hope he is familiar to someone on WSB, or if you have a business, he may be on your store video in better light and clarity with these same clothes, which can help SPD.
We are concerned he will return or victimize our neighbors. More concerning is that he may have been trying to enter our house while we were home … We are offering $100 cash to the first person who correctly identifies this burglar via our e-mail at the vimeo page showing the suspect: vimeo.com/41064349
The police incident/report maps on the city website show two other Seaview incidents yesterday, by the way – though there’s no way to tell at this point if they were related – an afternoon report of an “unoccupied structure on residential property” broken into in the 5600 block of 45th SW, and a residential burglary in the 5000 block of 41st early Wednesday morning.