West Seattle Crime Watch: Cabiri aerial/trapeze equipment stolen

One of our area’s most distinctive nonprofit performing groups is the victim of a crime – and hoping you can help solve it. Just out of the WSB inbox:

The Cabiri is a nonprofit organization based in West Seattle. We offer aerial arts classes for adults at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center and provide performances at community events and festivals throughout the Seattle area. We perform at a wide variety of benefit events and provide scholarships for nearly 20% of our students and we need your help.

On Monday night, August 15th, our vehicle was broken into in front of our house in the Highland Park neighborhood of West Seattle and a bag was taken that contained some of our teaching aerial apparatus.

The bag was a standard issue military seabag about 42″ long and it contained two trapezes, multiple aerial tissu, several black steel locking Omega Pacific carabiners, several 18″, 36″ and 72″ Polyester Roundslings (spansets) with “Cabiri” written on them in black marker, multiple Petzl rescue swivels, multiple CMC steel rescue eights, a can of Tuf Skin spray rosin and an iPod connector cable.

Attached are sample images of the equipment for distribution.

If you see any of this equipment or anyone approaches you about purchasing the equipment, please be aware that it is stolen and is property of The Cabiri. Contact the police and then notify us. We have filed a police report and would very much like to get this expensive equipment back, which we cannot afford to replace at this time. Total value of the stolen equipment is approximately $2,500.

If you would like to make a donation to help us replace this stolen equipment, we welcome you to do so on our web site: anunnaki.org/page.php?page=contribute or in person at the Arts In Nature Festival this weekend at Camp Long in West Seattle. We and our students will be there performing all weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

We are devastated at the loss of this essential equipment and thank you in advance for helping us spread the word in hopes that it will make a safe return to us.


Charly McCreary
Managing Director
The Cabiri performance troupe


4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Cabiri aerial/trapeze equipment stolen"

  • Question August 18, 2011 (12:57 pm)

    Does car insurance not cover things when they are stolen out of you car? Just curious.

    • WSB August 18, 2011 (1:26 pm)

      Depends on your policy.

  • Colby August 18, 2011 (1:43 pm)

    If the vehicle is parked in front of the house, it’s most likely covered under home owners/renters insurance. Several years ago, I had my car broken into and it was parked in front on the street and was covered under renters insurance.

  • datamuse August 18, 2011 (1:45 pm)

    I am so sorry to hear this!! As I mentioned on FB, I live not far from you and run and bike in that area, will keep an eye out…you never know.
    Check area pawnshops, maybe?

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