Burglars used a vehicle to smash into three storage centers in Spokane Valley over the weekend, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help catch the culprits.
The storage centers belonged to three businesses that work with ReMax Realty, according to Crime Stoppers. The first building, at 12810 E. Nora Ave., sustained about $3,000 in damage. A building at 12720 E. Nora Ave. had four doors smashed, causing $10,000 damage. The third building, at 12704 E. Nora Ave., had two doors smashed worth about $5,000.
A ReMax representative said no one knew what had been stolen from the storage centers, according to Crime Stoppers.
The burglaries apparently occurred between noon Saturday and noon Sunday. Officers photographed footprints and seized pieces of taillight and brake light lenses at the scenes.
Detectives don’t know if the burglaries are connected to four similar burglaries at gas stations late last week or to burglaries that have targeted ATMs.
“It seems to be becoming very popular to steal vehicles and drive them through buildings,” said Spokane County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan.
Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or submit tips at www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.
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