KIRO TV News reports a car prowler breaking into several cars in a rural area near Snohomish in the early morning hours of Thursday, around 3:15am.
The car prowler took a large amount of cash as well as cell phones, wallets and credit cards.
One homeowner traced purchases at several stores in Bellevue Square Mall in Bellevue. And she says that she has video of the car prowler making purchases with her mother’s credit card.
According to KIRO, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
This incident demonstrates what car prowlers will do with whatever they will find in your car. If they find cash or credit cards they will make purchases, often very quickly. This car prowl should be a reminder that when you park your car to lock it, and remove anything of value (and things that you may think are not valuable) from your car. Keeping things in view from the outside of your car, only gives thieves an opportunity to steal from you. This is true if you park your car in a parking lot or in your driveway in a rural setting or a suburban setting.
If you recognize this person please call 911. Or the Sheriff’s Tip Line at (425) 388-3845.
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