Camera catches brazen thieves stealing keys from home, then their car
RENTON, Wash. -- Renton police are looking for two young men who they say walked right into a home, stole a set of car keys, and then made off with the homeowners' car!
"We started looking for our keys and realized mine were missing and then decided we need to watch the security footage," said Rachel Sloan from their Lower Kennydale home.
Turns out, their surveillance camera captured the crime progress. On Thursday around 5 p.m., police say two young men walked right through the Sloan's unlocked sliding glass door and took Rachel Sloan's keys and work bag.
Next police say the duo left in an Acura -- then moments later drive away in the couple's white Honda CRV. Rachel uses the vehicle to work with people who have ALS.
"I actually had some equipment in my car that I was going to give to a patient the next morning," she said. "He's dying, and now there's equipment he can't have."
So far the SUV has not been found. Renton Police believe this is an isolated case.
"You really can't be too cautious these days and there's nothing wrong with trying to make sure your doors and windows are looked up whenever possible and that your garage door is down," said Cmdr. Dave Liebman with Renton Police.
Police say one young man was wearing a San Diego Chargers hat; the other a yellow wrist band.
While Rachel says losing their SUV has been difficult, it's the violation of privacy that's been the most damaging.
"It's terrible that they are out there doing this to people," she said. "It's not right, so I hope they are caught."
If you recognized either of these young men please call Renton police.