Two women and their children were having fun playing at the Gatewood Elementary playground until a young man and woman in a blue car stopped – he jumped out of the car and ran to the playground stole the woman’s purse sitting on the ground near her. He ran back to the car and the female driver speed away. Thieves were both caucasian in their late teens/early 20’s.
Car was a junky dark blue with the rear passenger window on the driver’s side covered with a black garbage bag.
This was reported to the police as victim was afraid the robber now had her address (in wallet) and keys to her house.
Tell folks playing at schools during the summer to not leave their items laying around, even if they are nearby.
A reminder to please report ALL crimes to the police, even ones you think might be too small; at the very least, they need to accurately track what’s happening, in order to allocate staffing, report statistics, and even because they just might wind up finding the property taken from you, or some other evidence. 911 if something is happening NOW – 206-625-5011 if time has passed.