SEATTLE - Two Seattle men are making a desperate plea in hopes that the public can help them find everything they own after thieves snatched it all in the middle of the night.
Newly married couple Jason Jones and Ambrose Romero spent all day Saturday packing all their belongings from their Capitol Hill condo into a Budget rental truck in preparation for a move to California.
When they woke up Sunday morning to go to church, the truck was gone.
“(It’s) sad that somebody would do this,” said Jones.
The thieves swiped clothes, appliances and multiple valuables.
Jones owned a collection of toys, including Transformers figurines. He also had several of his own paintings in the truck.
A King County sheriff’s deputy thinks thieves unloaded the goods and then ditched the van in a Renton neighborhood.
Neighbors noticed it sitting on the street before a subdivision security guard called police.
All that remained in the truck was a collage of photos and a blanket.
Detectives are hoping to get a fingerprint off the truck’s mirror.
But even more than catching the thieves, the couple just want their belongings back.
The couple doesn’t have insurance and will have to buy all new things.
They celebrated their marriage a month ago.