LOCAL BUSINESSMAN IS OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TONIGHT.
HE RECENTLY BOUGHT A VACANT SPOKANE VALLEY BUILDING...
AND NOW JUST WEEKS LATER.
IT'S BEEN STRIPPED OF EVERYTHING HOLDING ANY VALUE
THE BUILDING THAT WAS ONCE A CHINESE RESTAURANT IS
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF APPLEWAY AND GREEN ACRES
IN SPOKANE VALLEY.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE
NADINE- THE CHING HUA WA BUILDING HAS RECENTLY BEEN
PURCHASED BY A NEW OWNER.
WHEN THE OWNER WENT TO VISIT THE PROPERTY JUST DAYS
HE WAS SHOCKED BY A DISCOVERY NO BUSINESS OWNER WANTS
TO COME ACROSS.
KELLIE YOUNT//NEIGHBOR W8 25
When I was overe there one day I thought I heard somebody
inside that building, but I thought it may be air
KELLIE YOUNT WORKS NEXT DOOR TO THE VACANT CHING HUA
AND HER GUT INSTINCT.
WAS RIGHT ON POINT.
CHAMBO W9 26
Evidentally some person or people decided to move
in and squat inside the building.
Not only that they basically gutted everything of
anytime of recycable value to
the tune of about 100-thousand
DEPUTIES SAY THEIVES STOLE ALL THE COPPER PLUMBING,
WIRING AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES.
Chambo W10 25
The victim had just purchased the building, he hadn't
been there in about two weeks and when he was there
two weeks prior it was in the same order as it was
when he purchased it.
YOUNT SAYS SHE SEES PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT THE OWNERS.
FREQUENTLY GOING IN A FENCED AREA BEHIND THE BUILDING.
KELLIE YOUNT W11 26
We kind of wondered what's going on because there
is a fence area back there and you can see the fence
is brokand and there's stuff underneath the fence
so we walked in there to see what's going on there's
like stollen bikes, food, clothes.
YOUNT SAYS WHAT IS IN THE BACK AREA ONE DAY.
WON'T BE THERE THE NEXT...
AS FOR ALL OF THE STOLLEN PROPERTY INSIDE THE BUILDING.
SHE HAS NEVER SEEN ANY OF IT REMOVED.
CHAMBO W12 26
Speaking with the business owner this morning he's
I'm not sure what his plans were with this building,
but I can certainly tell you this wasn't it.
YOUNT BELIEVES IT ALL HAPPENED AT NIGHT WHEN ALL THE
BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED.
THE BACK ALLEY IS NOT WELL PATROLLED AND PEOPLE COULD
GET AWAY WITH A LOT.
KELLIE YOUNT W13 25
There's probably a lot of activity going on back there
I don't want to be back there at night.
CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A CASH REWARD FOR ANYONE
WHO KNOWS ANY INFORMATION THAT WILL LEAD DEPUTIES
TO MAKING AN ARREST.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME TO COLLECT THE REWARD.
THAT NUMBER IS 1-800-222-TIPS.
REPORTING IN STUDIO.
CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.