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KEEPING YOUR FAMILY'S SAFETY IN MIND.
THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE DISTRACTING.
WE ALL HAVE A LOT ON OUR MINDS.
AND, THIEVES CAN USE THAT AGAINST YOU.
IT HAPPENED TO A WOMAN, SHOPPING LAST WEEKEND - AND,
IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON VIDEO..
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH LESSONS
WE CAN ALL LEARN.
LAW ENFORCEMENT SAY PROPERTY CRIMES ARE COMMON DURING
THIS TIME OF YEAR?
NADINE, YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHEN YOU SEE THIS VIDEO.
THIS WOMAN'S PURSE WAS STOLEN RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER
HER IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT SEES AN
UPTICK IN CERTAIN TYPES OF PROPERTY CRIME, AND THEY
HAVE TIPS TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM.
MYRNA AND STAN WERE SHOPPING AT GOODWILL ON BLACK
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.
THIS WOMAN SPOTS MYRNA'S PURSE STASHED UNDER THE ITEMS
IN HER CART.
when she looked away she grabbed the purse and took
it around the corner
MYRNA DOESN'T REALIZE WHAT'S MISSING UNTIL IT'S TOO
When i was about to pay for my items, i searched for
my purse, it was gone already :
THE THIEF MADE OFF WITH 300 IN CASH, AND OTHER IMPORTANT
inside my purse was my ipad and my iphone :
THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS A THEFT LIKE THIS
ONE IS BOLD, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IT HAPPENS.
AND THIS TIME OF YEAR, THEY SEE AN UPTICK IN PROPERTY
THIEVES STEALING SHOPPING BAGS FROM PARKING LOTS AND
DELIVERED PACKAGES FROM YOUR HOME.
Those ones are pretty brazen.
what we see volume wise is more prowling, out of a
vehicle, out of a house, off of a porch, those types
OFFICER SHANE PHILLIPS SAYS THERE ARE WAYS TO DECREASE
YOUR RISK OF BECOMING A VICTIM.
make sure nothing is in plain sight, make sure the
vehicle is locked not warming, make sure your spare
key is not in there, and your valuables on on your
when you're out, if you did those things your risk
goes down significantly :
UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S A LESSON MYRNA AND STAN LEARNED
THE HARD WAY.
Just be real careful, watch what people are doing,
i think i was more trusting before this happened and
now i'll be a lot more careful when i go shopping
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IF YOU WITNESS A PROPERTY
CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.
OTHERWISE, REPORT IT TO CRIME CHECK AT 456-2233.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.