SPOKANE COUNTY --On Monday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to two break-ins where the homeowner was at home at the time within two blocks of each other.
In the first incident, deputies said a woman grabbed a gun and locked herself in the bathroom after she heard someone break into her home.
Deputies responded to the 8400 block of East Sunflower Lane around 2:30 p.m. and saw the front door had been pried open. Deputies were able to track the suspect a short distance from the house, but said it appeared he drove off.
A neighbor said saw a black Dodge ram prowling around the area a couple weeks ago, but there was no vehicle description with this incident.
The victim described the suspect as a “very skinny” white man between 6’ and 6’2”.
The woman was not hurt.
Around 7:00 p.m. that same evening, deputies responded to a second home invasion burglary call around two blocks away in the 6300 block of North Jensen Road.
The homeowner said she could hear someone breaking the door open, and then heard someone on the main floor her home. That victim told 911 she was in an upstairs bedroom.
When deputies arrived, they found the woman safe inside her house. Authorities determined the suspect used the same type of tool to pry open the front door.
No items were taken in either incident.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in these two incidents.