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mountbakerWANTED IN SEATTLE —
It is a sinking feeling to come outside and find your car window smashed out, but sadly because there are so many low-life crooks cruising our streets, it’s happening more often.

Fortunately, some homeowners now have great surveillance cameras and we’ve got really clear shots of two suspects in action.

Here’s Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, to take us through the video in hopes you can put names to their faces.

“You’ll see where they pull by the victim’s vehicle very slowly, then they’re even going to back up and pull parallel looking into the vehicle, then they leave again. Next thing, two guys get out of it, out of the truck, come back, actually look in the vehicle again, get back in the vehicle that they came in, the box truck, and they leave. The next thing you know the vehicle’s coming parallel to the victim’s car. At this point, sliding door opens, one of the suspects gets out, runs around to the passenger door and uses some kind of device, boom, breaks the windows. This is like a 15-second deal at most. Grabs the purse, back into the vehicle and they’re gone.

"If you leave your purse or your computer or other valuable things in plain sight, you know, you're just kind of asking for it. I'm not blaming the victim because it happens a lot."

So take another look at both suspects, somebody's got to know these two driving around in a big utility van.

They have the license plate number, but so far it hasn't been helpful in identifying the crooks.

If you know their names, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips and collect the cash reward. You will be paid up to $1,000 for any information that helps lead to their arrest.