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Employee at Kennewick Furniture Store Thwarts Burglary in Progress

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - An attempted burglary at a Kennewick furniture store is thwarted by an employee. The culprits left without taking anything but did leave some damage behind. 

The alarm went off late Tuesday night at Walker's Furniture but that's not out of the ordinary. Walker's Furniture usually has an employee check it out before calling police. However this time it wasn't a false alarm. 

When the parts manager walked in he noticed graffiti in the warehouse of the store. He turned on all the lights and scared the potential burglars. He also called 911.

Kennewick Police quickly arrived on scene and surrounded the building.

"The good thing is that he just stopped and waited until they left. Obviously they could have had a weapon, something. But good thing is he's safe. He's a brave guy. Because of him they left and we're all safe," said another employee, Francisco Rios.

The alleged burglars left some power tools it appeared they were planning to steal. 

The Kennewick Police Department is actively investigating this case. USA Brake and Auto, which is next door to Walker's Furniture, may have caught the culprits on a security camera and police do have that video now.

There are no suspects at this time.

 

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