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Kennewick sees a rise in car prowls

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The number of cars broken into in the city of Kennewick has been on the rise. Since January of this year, police have investigated hundreds of reports.

In the past couple of weeks, police have been investigating a recent spike in stolen goods such as GPS units, sunglasses, and a purse with $350 in it.

Sergeant Ken Lattin explains the type of people that are usually behind these thefts, "... it will be a person normally it's a couple of people at least that are working as a crew walking through a neighborhood looking for this kind of stuff and these will go in cycles. We'll catch a couple of people, sometimes they're juveniles, sometimes, they're adults."

Lattin adds that a majority of the cars that were broken into were unlocked.

Officers are working leads but do not have any suspects at the moment. In addition, they strongly recommend that you keep your car locked and hide anything of value inside.