A reader who lives near N.49th St. at Burke writes:
Yesterday (Tuesday) early evening around 7:30, I looked out my front window and saw a group of teens breaking into our car. I went out of the house and confronted about 6 boys and 2 girls. The one who was in my car ran around the block towards QFC.
I immediately called 911 and tracked them a block or so while the group got in my face yelling they didn’t do anything and proceeded to walk towards QFC on Wallingford Ave.
The police showed up in about 7 minutes and they couldn’t find the group. They did find one youngster who lived in the area who sort of fit the description of the one who ran. He had nothing on him or any priors. The police think that they likely had a car nearby, ducked into a store or live nearby.
The group was identified as 6 male African-American, 2 female African-American. If you see this group of individuals in the neighborhood, you are asked to report it to the police immediately.
[8/16/13 5:55 pm : This article has been updated in response to community concern regarding the original phrasing. No facts have been changed. We thank everyone who contributed to the conversation.]