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Thieves bedevil two Valley firms

Thu., Dec. 17, 2009, midnight

A pair of Spokane Valley businesses fell prey to burglars over the weekend, and investigators are seeking help from the public to provide them leads.

The owners of Spring Crest Drapery Center, 14109 E. Sprague Ave., called police Monday to report their business had been looted by thieves sometime between 6 p.m. Saturday and early Monday morning, said Spokane Valley Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan.

The husband and wife had left the business together Saturday evening, leaving his pickup parked behind the business. The burglar smashed out a window in the truck and then used a remote garage door opener to raise the rollup door.

The suspect stole Dell computer components, boxes of personal checks, and a set of men’s Titleist golf clubs that included a Nike driver, a Cobra hybrid and a Ping Crazy putter. The golf clubs were valued at $3,000.

Also stolen was a set of women’s Taylor Made golf clubs with a Callaway driver, valued at $1,500. The suspect also stole Dremel-brand tools and accessories, a Makita drill driver set, a Sears socket and wrench set and a Ryobi miter saw.

Also over the weekend, a burglar cut through security fencing at B&B Towing, 5603 E. Broadway Ave., and broke into two stored vehicles. An employee told police he was last at the business about 4 p.m. Saturday and discovered the break-in about 8 a.m. Monday.

One of the vehicles prowled was a 1996 GMC Yukon from which a high-end Kenwood compact disc player, three amplifiers and two 12-inch woofers were stolen. Total loss was estimated at $1,800. The second was a 1994 Mitsubishi Galant from which a second stereo of unknown make and value was taken. The thief entered both by smashing a window.

Anyone with information about either burglary is encouraged to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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