Brittney Henry, who was crowned Miss Washington in July, is asking the public to keep their eyes out for her sash, crown and gowns that were stolen along with her car from outside her Edgewood home early this morning.
“I would be extremely grateful if you could help me by keeping your eyes open for any of these items to appear on craigslist or Ebay- particularly my crown and sash which are obviously one of a kind (they say Miss Washington 2011 on them),” Henry, 24, wrote on Facebook.
She said her crown and sashes, autographs from Miss America contestants (she competed in Las Vegas in January), shoes and her purse containing her checkbook and credit cards were taken.
Pierce County sheriff’s deputies recovered Henry’s 2011 GMC behind a Puyallup shopping center after tracking it with a GPS locator. The thieves have reportedly used her debit and credit cards at stores in Tacoma, Puyallup and Federal Way.
“The car was recovered but the gowns and crowns and Miss Washington stuff is still missing,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Henry said she’d left the items in her car because she had to leave at 5 a.m. for an appearance at an iHop in Everett.
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charging of the thief.