Federal Way Little League uniforms stolen in burglary

Police seek a suspect or suspects in a residential burglary June 27 in the Lakota area of Federal Way. The suspect(s) stole several guitars, a digital camera and all of the family’s jewelry along with two bags of uniforms from Federal Way National Little League.

Monica and Chris Adams volunteer an immense amount of time coaching two separate teams for local youth. Monica Adams is the head coach for the District 10 champion Junior League all-star girls softball team that will be playing in the Washington State Little League Tournament next weekend in Oak Harbor. Chris Adams coached the 11-under A’s baseball team for Federal Way National.

One of the stolen bags included five sets of all-star uniforms, which were complete with socks, visors and pants, and 12 of the dark green A’s baseball jerseys, which were ready to be turned back in to the league. The all-star sets are valued at $100 each, according to Monica Adams.

“Once the robbers found out what was in the bags, they likely just dumped them in a dumpster,” Monica Adams said. “I have no idea why they stole the Little League uniforms. The only thing I can think of was they thought it was a couple bags of new clothes or to cover up the musical equipment or other stuff when they took it out. I can’t even fathom why they would take those things.”

Chris Adams even drove around to several dumpsters in Federal Way, hoping that the suspect(s) dumped the Little League uniforms. But, he had no luck in locating the stolen property.

“We ask the community to keep their eyes open for any piles of softball-baseball uniforms,” Monica Adams said. “The league would really like to get them back and it would sure decrease my stress level, too.”

The break-in happened between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 27.

“The scary thing is that my daughter and friend were sleeping while the robbers were in the house,” said Monica Adams. “It could’ve been much worse.”

If you have any information about the uniforms, contact the Federal Way police at (253) 835-6815.


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