Airway Heights Police Dept. thanks community for crime tips

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Airway Heights Police Department is thanking people who send in crime tips after a citizen caught a burglar on camera. 

Someone saw a man trying to break into a garage at 10:30 Saturday morning in an Airway Heights apartment complex. The witness started taping the incident and later got the license plate of his vehicle to give to police when the man drove away.

Police said he got into the garage, but the car inside was locked. He left empty-handed, but it was all caught on camera. 

According to an online post, the suspect has been arrested before for stealing a motor vehicle and having a stolen vehicle. 

The police department said they will request a warrant for his arrest in the recent incident. They went on to thank citizens who "are able to safely be our eyes and ears since we can't be everywhere all the time."

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