SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help Tuesday night in identifying two suspects caught on camera car prowling their way through Spokane Valley.
Brooks Hunt is a victim of these recent string of prowls and said he is actually lucky. He recently installed security cameras – catching the two suspects on tape. He believes they will strike again.
They broke out both sides of his car windows on Monday night, and it has left him wanting answers.
“I’m just wondering how many other cars were actually broken into last night?” he said.
Hunt gave KREM 2 News the surveillance video that shows two men looking into cars.
“I expected older people looking for drug money,” Hunt said.
Instead, he said the suspects could not have been any older than 18. In the video, you can see one looking into the car window as the other heads towards the SUV. Later, you see the car move. Hunt said that is them smashing the windows and taking off with expensive tools and driving away in a white Ford Explorer.
“I was a little upset,” Hunt admitted. “It’s frustrating that people feel the need to steal.”
It is a crime that deputies said is hard to track. Most of those crimes are not reported, but vehicle thefts are. KREM 2 News reported just days ago that there had been a 21 percent increase in vehicle thefts in 2016.
Deputies said break-ins happen more often than thefts, and that is why they want you to report it.
As for Hunt, he said he will be on the lookout.
“I’m just hoping somebody recognizes them and turns them in and prevents them from breaking into somebody else’s car or even house,” he said.
(© 2016 KREM)