Private parking garage downtown hit with break-ins

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by Shawn Chitnis & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 5 at 7:41 PM

SPOKANE-- Someone broke into four different cars Sunday night parked inside a lot for downtown condominiums.

Tenants are upset and planning to take action on their own, while they wait for police to investigate the latest break-ins in that area.

Residents at the Kempis Condos say they've always felt safe there but now are concerned about a recent rise in crime outside their doors.

Carolyn Krasowski came outside her building Monday and saw that one of the windows on her car was broken, along with three other cars. "People are really upset, it's always been a really safe place, secure building and in the last couple weeks we've had issues with other break-ins and cars being stolen."

The cars sit inside a lot that has walls on all four sides including a gate.
   
While they all thought that was more than enough to protect their property, the home owners association is planning to install a new security system. 

Tenants say they've also had cars busted into while parked on the street outside their building on 6th and Washington.

Residents at the Kempis say there's a lesson for them and others in the area, not to leave valuables in your car.
   
Spokane Police tell us they've seen an increase in prowls around downtown and are focusing their resources on the area.
   
 

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