SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A teenager was at home studying when a burglar kicked in the door and made-off with a set of collector coins in Spokane Valley earlier this month.
Deputies said a 19-year-old girl was at home studying when her family’s house, near the intersection of East Mission And North Bowdish Road, was burglarized on June 9. The girl ran to her backyard with her dogs and called 911 after a male suspect began pounding on on the front door, according to authorities.
A neighbor noticed the front door had been kicked in and went inside the home, investigators said. Investigators also said the neighbor confronted the suspect, who was stuffing items into a backpack, and said someone was looking for him.
The suspect was described as a 5’10” white male in his mid 40’s, weighing between 155-165 lbs with a red beard. Witnesses said he was wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt and brown shorts.
The neighbor said he tried to grab the suspect’s shirt as he walked out of the home, but he got away and fled north on Wilber. The suspect reportedly jumped a fence and disappeared, according to deputies.
The burglar made-off with a set of collector coins, officials said. These included approximately 200 “Ike” silver dollars, 1,000 “Benjamin Franklin” silver fifty cent coins (from the 1940-1950’s) and 40 silver quarters (1940-1970’s).
Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in the incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website here.