The Laurelhurst Blog received this information:
Early on the morning of August 5 around 12:15 a.m., a car pulled onto our street at 44th Avenue NE and NE 47th Streets, a person stepped out of the car and placed a lit explosive in a neighbor’s mailbox.
The explosion ripped the mailbox apart and sent shrapnel everywhere. Luckily, no property or people were injured.
At around 1:45 a.m., the same car drove onto our street again and the occupants of the car exploded another neighbor's mailbox.
The Seattle Police Department was called immediately after each explosion and officers arrived within minutes of being called.
While the officers were investigating the area after the second explosion, the same car (with three occupants who are males in their late-teen/early 20’s) drove back onto our street a third time.
The officers approached the possible suspects, recorded their driver’s license information and car registration information and questioned them for approximately 20 minutes.
The police officers sent the three possible suspects’ personal information, along with other collected evidence, to forensic detectives in the Arson and Bomb Unit for further investigation.
Please be on the look-out for this car which is a silver VW CC and please call 911 to report any further explosions.
Blowing up a mailbox is not a harmless prank. In fact, in addition to destroying someone’s personal property, the act of destroying or attempting to destroy a mailbox (and the contents of the mailbox) is a federal offense (18 U.S. Code Section 1705) punishable by imprisonment of up to three years and/or a fine of up to $250,000.