Police are looking for a man who stole a toilet cistern from a Subway restaurant in West Seattle on Sunday night. They say the man and his family walked into the shop at around 7:45pm.
But while the family were placing their order, the man went into the bathroom and took quite some time - so much time, that the wife knocked on the door and asked him what was taking so long. The family eventually left the restaurant without him.
A short time later the man emerged from the bathroom carrying a large, black plastic bag and quickly left. An employee walked into the bathroom to find the toilet cistern missing, the sink still running and stuffed with paper towels, and to top it all off, the bathroom key was missing.
Several witnesses at the scene provided enough information about the thief to where police have identified a suspect, and their theft detectives are working on the case. According to police, the cistern was worth $500.