Car prowlers break in to residents cars twice in one week, owners want help finding the suspects

As you can imagine, being broken into leaves you flustered.

“Its frustrating, its really frustrating, you think you’re safe at home, and then in the middle of the night people are coming and burglarizing your vehicles,” said Amanda Reed, a Spokane Valley resident.

She says the first time it happened, the car was unlocked, and a wallet was taken. But then a week later it happened again, when they had been making sure to keep their cars locked.

“He started with the corner house, went to the neighbors, then came to mine, and got into my husbands truck, and stole the speakers, his work bag and a few other things,” she said.

Surveillance video showed the suspect trying the lock on another car before entering the truck, pausing for a moment before he did.

Little did he know that he was being recorded.

“We’ve got you on surveillance, we’ve got you on video, we know you’re here, now stop,” she said.

The blatant disregard for the law left Reed installing new security cameras and also new lights.

She’s also asking the city to install new street lights along her road, as she says it is dark allowing thieves to walk freely.

“He went through all the paperwork, took the insurance, took the registration and quite a few other papers in there,” she said, “he really made himself at home. It is unnerving, extremely unnerving.”

She has filed reports with the Spokane Valley Police Department and they told KXLY they have followed limited leads in the case.

They are asking anyone who may recognize the suspects, or suspects in the security footage, you can see the suspect leaving with an apparent accomplice in one of them, to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference case number 1006872.

Mark Gregory a spokesman for the department recommends that you keep your cars locked and all your valuables out of it when you aren’t in there. He says as the weather warms up, crimes like this increase.

He also recommends marking belongings with symbols or writing down serial numbers so that if they are stolen, they can track them down if found later.

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