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Navy vet's uniforms, medals stolen from storage locker

Navy vet's uniforms, medals stolen from storage locker
After a series of thefts at the Lock Vista Apartments, a Navy veteran found he was missing his uniforms and medals. (Photo by Lindsay Cohen)

SEATTLE -- A local Navy veteran's uniforms, medals and equipment were stolen out of his Ballard apartment's storage locker this month, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim received a notice from management at the Lock Vista Apartments that there had been several thefts in the building recently.

When he checked his storage locker May 10, he found the lock had been cut off and it had been cleaned out.

Among the items taken were blue and white dress uniforms, blue and white working uniforms, a desert camouflage uniform, two flight suits, a flight suit helmet, a safety vest, helmet and parachute bags, miscellaneous Navy equipment and more.

The victim told officers many of the uniforms still had his medals on them.

In addition, the thief had taken the victim's bicycle, electric drum set, amp and even the blanket that had been covering the drum set.

According to the report, the thief would have needed two sets of keys to get to the storage locker: one for the building's front door and a second for the storage locker room.

The victim told officers the drum set was large and in may pieces. He said it would have taken the thief multiple trips to get everything out of the locker.