Hillyard surveillance could identify car prowling suspect

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by KREM.com

WHITNEY WARD & KREM.com

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 10 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A woman in north Spokane is taking action following a recent string of break-ins and car prowlings in Hillyard. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she began investigating after falling victim outside Hillyard Baptist Church.

The woman went to church Sunday morning and left to find her back window broken. Her purse and laptop were gone.

“We have a retired sheriff that goes to our church, and he said a lot of thieves like to dump a lot of the stuff as they run away that they don't want,” she said.

She followed a trail of glass which led her behind a convenience store. Behind the store she found her driver’s license, debit card, and social security card. She also found that the convenience store had security cameras.

Surveillance footage showed a woman dumping the contents of a purse into the trash and walking away.

The victim said she called Crime Check but an officer never arrived to take a report. Spokane police eventually said someone will pick up the video of analysis.

“I don't have hard feelings,” she said. “I'm going to pray for them that they get through whatever they're going through, but I'm also a smart enough person to not be victimized over and over again.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Spokane Police Department. Watch KREM 2 News at 6:00 p.m. to see the security video.

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