An apparently heartless thief stole thousands of dollars’ worth of toys that were slated to be donated to children in need.
Seattle police said staff at the Central District YWCA put about $6,200 worth of radio controlled cars, basketballs and other toys in storage at a building on 28th and East Cherry Street on Dec. 3.
Staff didn’t realize the toys were gone until Monday morning.
It’s unclear when the toys were stolen. A staff member noticed the storage door was open on Friday, but thought nothing of it at the time, police said.
The case is under investigation.
Central District News shared the following information from the YWCA’s Julie Kettman about how to help:
We are looking to replace 300 toys in the next three days: all interests and ages, for boys and girls, up to age 18. Gifts of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the East Cherry branch of our YWCA, at 2820 E. Cherry St. Questions should be directed to Nichelle Hilton at 206.412.1605.