Agents recover stolen cars, packages and more from an abandoned building in South Lake Union

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Seattle police are investigating after finding stolen cars, bikes and more in a vacant building in South Lake Union on Tuesday morning, according to a report from SPD Blotter.

Officers were patrolling around 4:45 a.m. when they spotted a moving car parked in a building under development near Roy Street and Westlake Avenue North. Police had received previous reports of stolen goods in that area and were investigating, according to the report.

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As police got closer to the building, they saw a person in the garage holding a chain used to open the garage door. The person noticed the officers, let go of the chain and closed the door, according to SPD.

Officers confirmed that the property is owned by the Seattle Department of Transportation and would be vacant.

When the police gained access to the garage, they found three vehicles there. One was a stolen van and the other a stolen truck, both dismantled. Police heard footsteps on the roof and went to investigate, but found no one, they said.

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Along with the stolen vehicles, police found tents set up in the garage.

They also found residents’ packages, bicycles, a crossbow, collectible cards, figurines, a violin, a saxophone and weapon accessories, the report said.

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