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Posted on: May 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Need Help Identifying Extremely Brazen Burglar


Detectives Need Help Identifying Extremely Brazen Burglar  

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detective Jeff Thurman is investigating a burglary where a female brazenly walked into a home, while the homeowners were in the back yard and their young son was inside watching TV, and stole items including credit cards and electronics.   

On April 22, 2018 at approximately 11:05 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence located in the 14900 block of E. Broadway in Spokane Valley. 

The homeowners stated they were in the back yard when their young son, who was inside watching television, came to the back door and yelled some lady was taking mom’s purse.  The victims ran through the house and out the front door in time to see a female getting in the back seat of an older white 4-door car, possible a Mazda, and drive east.    

Deputies were told the female just opened the front door and walked into the residence.  She told the young child she was there to babysit and walked back toward his parent’s bedroom.  She came out holding his mother’s purse so he ran to the back door to call for his mom and dad. 

The victim’s credit cards were used, or attempted to be used, at several locations.  The picture of this female, who detectives are attempting to identify, was captured from surveillance video at one of those locations.

At the time of the burglary, the victims stated there were two males waiting in the vehicle as the female got inside.  The driver was described as a white male in his 20’s with red hair and a beard.  The passenger was described as a white male in his 20’s, dark hair and heavy set. 

If you can help identify the female in this photo or you can provide any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to contact Detective Thurman at 509-477-3278, reference #10052570.


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