The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has released pictures, video and descriptions of two suspects who were involved in the thefts of an Amazon and a U-Haul vehicle and their contents in Port Orchard Nov. 21.
Police say the Amazon van was stolen at around 3:00 p.m. when the driver, a 66-year-old man from Bremerton, was delivering a package at the 2900 block of Salmonberry Road. The man returned to the vehicle through the side door to find an unknown male who he said he heard jump into the driver’s seat.
It was then the suspect began driving off, accelerating rapidly and causing the man to fall from the van. He suffered minor bruising on the right side of his body but was treated and released at the scene.
A witness provided a tip as police were en route to the original crime scene saying the van was driven to an empty dirt lot between Phillips Road and Jackson Avenue, where the witness saw a male wearing a ski mask and a masked female removing packages from the van into a U-Haul truck.
When deputies arrived at the location, they recovered the Amazon van, which was emptied and abandoned. Police also obtained video footage from the van that confirmed the suspicions of the witness that provided them the tip. A short video and some still images are available on the KCSO Facebook page.
Police then later recovered the U-Haul truck at around 4:50 p.m. in the area of Lakeview Drive and Long Lake Road, with deputies finding several empty Amazon totes around the vehicle. It was determined that the truck had been stolen from an address on Kitsap Way in Bremerton earlier that morning.
Police provided the following description of the two suspects on the KCSO Facebook page:
“The male is thin and wearing a black jacket, black baseball hat with an “R” on it, similar to Russell Athletics, and a face mask. The male has very distinct hand tattoos. The female is a white female, heavyset in her 20’s with blonde or auburn hair wearing a camouflage jacket, light colored beanie hat and dark face covering.”
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Deputy Erik Young of the Detective Division.