A prowler appears to be targeting Ford trucks in the area of Sprague Avenue and Fancher Road in Spokane Valley.
According to Spokane County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Reagan, a Valleyford man reported his Ford F-350 pickup was entered about 2:45 p.m. Monday while it was parked in the Lowe’s lot. His GPS navigation unit, a Verizon cellular phone and other items were stolen.
About 4:50 p.m. Monday, a Cheney resident reported her Ford F-250 broken into while it was parked in the Lowe’s lot. Cash and a cell phone charger were stolen.
Another Cheney resident told Crime Check that her Ford F-250 pickup was entered about 4:30 p.m. Monday and an old purse containing credit cards was stolen. The truck was parked in the Aslin-Finch parking lot and the victim said she was inside the store less than five minutes.
A fourth prowling incident was reported at 4:30 p.m. of a 1999 Ford Explorer parked in a lot at Main and Fancher. The break-in occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and an Apple IPod and $250 Sidekick cellular phone were stolen.
Method of entry was not listed in every report, but in two instances the door lock was punched in and in one instance the vehicle was left unlocked.
Reagan titled a news release about the thefts "Ford Fiend Fancher-Focused."
Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.