Ballard Crime Watch: Li'l Woody's gets burglarized on Free Burger Day; more burglaries

Storage unit burglarized, but no sign of forced entry

Sept. 1, 9:21 p.m. -- A woman and her boyfriend lost $6,000 worth of items when someone gained entry into their storage unit.

Officers could find no signs of forced entry and the woman said they used the lock -- which they made sure was locked tight -- that the manager gave them. Officers concluded that there is no way to tell at this moment if it was an inside job or if someone was able to get ahold of a spare key.

The victims lost their clothes, lots of stuffed animals, one flatscreen television, Nike shoes, coach purses and "lots of women's shoes."

Burglar takes advantage of Free Burger Day at Li'l Woody's

Sept, 2, 1:49 p.m., 2000 Block of NW Market St -- During Li'l Woody's Free Burger Day, which was held to celebrate their second overall anniversary, servers were more focused on serving the crowd of hamburger-hungry zombies than any potential crimes. (Who could resist the siren call of a beautiful, juicy Big Woody with a side of crack fries?)

At 1:49 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the back part of the restaurant through an unsecured back door that opens into the alley. Upon entering, he immediately reached up and tilted upwards a camera facing the business so that it faced the ceiling and not the hallway. He continued to enter the back storage room and stole a Macbook Pro and various accessories. Then, without even taking part in the feast himself, he left.

When the victim, presumably an employee, went back to retrieve his laptop, he discovered it missing along with some thumb drives, various cables and a mouse. He did not have the serial number for his computer but said he would find it and email it.

The victim said he believed the suspect might be someone from the previous business, Zak's, since he appeared to already know there was a camera.

Who burglarized my house?

Aug. 31, 12:11 p.m., 200 Block of NW 112th St -- A man came home to find that his bedroom had been ransacked. He was missing a television and two laptop computers. The rear wooden door had pry marks near the handle and deadbolt and the interior of the door frame was destroyed near the deadbolt.

The victim said he saw a newer white pickup truck parked across the street when he got home. It was occupied by a clean shaven man in his 40s. The truck had garbage cans in the bed. But at the time, the victim thought nothing of it.

The neighbor saw a suspicious person in the backyard around the time of the burglary. The potential suspect was a white male in his late 30s, around 5'8" to 5'10", 175-180 lbs. with black hair and a two to three day old beard.

The police officer found no evidence at the scene and could locate no fingerprints.

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