Burien Burglary Victim Just Wants Her Irreplaceable Family Videotapes Back

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Last Thursday morning (Jan. 27th), a burglary took place in a home in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood, and the victim has approached us about getting something irreplaceable back – a box that contained several videotapes of her family through the years.

The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous , would just like the mini-videocassettes of her family returned. That’s it – she doesn’t care about anything else.

And she’s offering a $300 reward.

“It’s a black or tan colored box taken from my Gregory Heights home the morning of Thursday, January 27th,” the victim told us. “It contained mini videocassettes of our children, from birth on, that cannot be replaced. If you have seen these or know where they may be, please return them. You can throw them in our yard or anywhere else, then somehow let us know where they are (post an anonymous comment to this blog).  These are very precious keepsakes and we really want them back. Reward available!!”

All the lost tapes were MiniDV tapes, and the labels were handwritten with various date ranges and/or special events (ie. Christmas, Vacations, etc.) – the tapes look something like this (this is a stock photo, and is not of the actual missing tapes):

The missing videotapes are of the MiniDV variety, similar to these.

Of course, we want to keep this simple and safe for all parties involved, and we want to assure the suspects that all we’re trying to do is reunite someone with their one-of-a-kind, sentimental memories – that’s it – there will be no police involvement at all.

“These videos are of our children, from birth on and it’s all we want back,” she added.

If you stole these tapes (or know who did), please put them in a safe place, then either leave an anonymous Comment below – you can use a computer at the library if you’re worried about being tracked (the IP address will only read kcls.org), or call our office with details on where they can be found: (206) 248-2565, or send us an email at [email protected].

We’ll pass the info on to the appropriate party, who will retrieve the tapes, and (almost) all will be good again. The person who returns the tapes, or facilitates the return, will receive a $300 cash reward.

It’ll be interesting to see if we can help reunite a Burien resident with her memories. If anyone has any other suggestions on how to get these tapes back, please leave a Comment below…

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One Response to “Burien Burglary Victim Just Wants Her Irreplaceable Family Videotapes Back”
  1. Eaton B. Verz says:

    Good luck. Unfortunately they are probably in a landfill by now. Hope I’m wrong…

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