Thief dumps family photos in Spokane alley – do you recognize them?

A woman in north Spokane is hopeful that more than a dozen family photos she discovered in the ally behind her home will be returned to the family they belong to.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told KXLY she woke up to a loud bang outside her bedroom window Friday morning near East Hoffman and Division Street. A thief accidentally dropped a small safe he had stolen on the sidewalk outside her bedroom window. The woman said she confronted the man in the ally behind her home, but he continued to pry the safe open. It’s unclear what he stole, but he also rummaged through a suitcase, and left behind more than a dozen family photos, including an ultrasound (click on the video to see them).

If you recognize the family in the photos, or, if they belong to you, email KXLY reporter Kyle Simchuk at