A U-haul truck of football memorabilia and supplies from a charity auction for the Trufant Family Foundation was stolen the morning of May 19 from a hotel parking lot in South Renton, according to Renton police.
The truck was found in the area of Lake Desire, between Renton and Maple Valley, but its cargo from the event the night before was gone.
The “Dress to Impress” fundraising gala was to benefit the foundation started by NFL cornerback Marcus Trufant in 2003, which supports youth programs and aims to help disadvantaged youths “realize their dreams,” according to the foundation’s website.
Items signed by Marcus Trufant that are missing include:
• Seahawk footballs
• rookie trading cards
• bowling shoes
• bowling shirt
• mini Seahawk helmets
• Jacksonville Jaguars mini helmet
Footballs signed by professional football players Brian Russell, Deon Grant and Golden Tate were also stolen, as well as jewelry, police said.
Police ask the public, collectors and dealers to call 911 with immediate information about the stolen items, and to call Renton Det. Robert Onishi at 425-430-7529 with information that is not time sensitive.