SVIU Detectives WARN of Rent Drop Box Thieves
Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives are attempting to locate theft suspects who have victimized multiple apartment complexes in Spokane Valley. They are asking renters to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity around their rent drop boxes to Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Within the last week or more, several apartment complexes in the Spokane Valley have had rent checks or money orders stolen from their monthly rent drop boxes.
The thieves appear to be using a long wire or something similar, with a sticky (glue or adhesive) type substance on the end, to fish the checks out of the slot. These thefts have the potential to victimize multiple people and possibly cause thousands of dollars in loss if the victims are unable to stop payment in time.
Detectives are attempting to identify the two white males in these pictures obtained from surveillance video at one of the victimized apartment complexes. It is believed they have information or are possibly involved in these thefts.
A white two-door hatchback passenger car was also observed in the area at the time of the thefts and possibly involved.
Residents and managers of apartment complexes are asked to be vigilant and report suspicious activity around their rent drop boxes, especially during the hours of darkness.
If you have any information regarding these thefts or can help identify the males in these photos, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10076074.