SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies said an attempted burglar broke into a home Thursday night by using the home’s doggy door.
Deputies responded to a burglary call in the 1600 block of S. Limerick Road. The homeowner said she returned home at 2:30 in the afternoon and opened her garage door. She found the spare key to her garage door leading into the house in the door handle.
Deputies searched the home and did not find anyone inside. The homeowner did not find anything missing or out of place. Officials believe the homeowner scared the suspect/suspects off when she opened the garage door.
Authorities believe the suspect/suspects entered through the doggy door because there was no damage to the back door leading into the garage. The Sheriff’s Office said homeowners should make sure their doggy doors are only big enough to accommodate their pet.