A U-Haul truck filled with memorabilia and supplies from a Trufant Family Foundation event was stolen Sunday morning from a South Renton hotel parking lot, police say.
The foundation, created in 2003 by NFL cornerback and former Seattle Seahawk Marcus Trufant, “works to make dreams come true for disadvantaged youth and their families with individuals and community programs that provide service to people who are most in need,” according to a news release from the Renton Police Department.
The night before the theft, the Trufant Foundation had held a “Dress to Impress” event and auction to raise money for the foundation.
When the truck was found, in the Lake Desire area of unincorporated King County, it was empty, according to the police release.
Some of the items stolen from the truck were sports collectibles and memorabilia, so police are particularly asking people who buy or sell that sort of thing to keep an eye out for the missing items.
From the news release: “Among the items stolen were a number of autographed items. These included Seahawk footballs, rookie trading cards, collages, photographs, bowling shoes, bowling shirt, mini Seahawk helmets, and a Jacksonville Jaguars mini helmet, all signed by Marcus Trufant. Footballs signed by NFL players Brian Russell, Deion Grant, and Golden Tate were also taken.”
Anyone with immediate information about the theft or the missing items should notify the local police by calling 911, the release says. Anybody who has information about the crime that is not time-critical should call Detective Robert Onishi at 425-430-7529 and reference case No. 2013-05372