Edmonds PD is warning citizens about a car prowl spree that occurred early Monday morning. They broke into several cars in a three block area on 220th St SW between 84th Ave W and 87th Ave W.
Windows were broken and the thieves took valuables that were visible in the car. Also, several cars were unlocked, making even easier for the thieves to steal from the cars. Edmonds PD notes that so far this year, three quarters of car prowls involved unlocked cars.
Note: For several years now, local police agencies have been advising their citizens to keep nothing visible in their cars and to keep their cars locked. It’s too easy for car prowlers to open an unlocked vehicle or to break a window, reach in to pick up what they see, and be gone. And the Cops mean keep nothing visible. Even an empty bag can spark the interest of a car prowler.
Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Prowl Tip Sheet:
The Herald article about Edmonds car prowls:
KIRO TV 7 article about Edmonds car prowls with video: