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Kennewick Police Asking People to Report Suspicious Activity during Burglary Outbreak

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Police said thieves have targeted at least 20 homes and businesses in the last 30 days, including six this past weekend Police said thieves have targeted at least 20 homes and businesses in the last 30 days, including six this past weekend

KENNEWICK, WA - Police said thieves have targeted at least 20 homes and businesses in the last 30 days, including six this past weekend

Alexandra Corcoran said one neighbor saw a suspicious car outside her house earlier in the week and another neighbor even saw two men trying to get in through her backdoor and then rummaging inside her daughter's room. But they did not call police.

"A lot of sentimental items, my wedding ring was in there," said Corcoran "definitely our sense of security has been taken and that's only magnified having a little one and that's a terrible feeling not to feel safe in your own home," she said.

"What we need is we need help from the community, call, if you see something suspicious, persons or vehicles, because you know best for your neighborhood what's normal, what's not normal, call us immediately," said Sgt. Ken Lattin, Kennewick Police Department.

Kennewick Police have seen a dramatic increase in burglaries since last month, they now believe these burglaries are linked and that a group of thieves are targeting back doors.

They are making sure people are not home by knocking on the  front door first. If someone answers, they pretend to be looking for someone that does not live there.

"Know your neighbors, know their schedule, know what their habits are, what time of day they leave, what days they work, generally what their doing so then when you see something or someone out of the ordinary you'll be able to know that's not normal," said Corcoran.

Thieves stole an i-Pad, a TV, and jewelry from her home and over the weekend in six other robberies the suspects stole cash, tools and a safe.     

"This could easily been prevented if someone would have followed their gut and called in," she concluded.

Kennewick Police also said that most burglaries are happening East of HWY 395.

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