A total of seven security cameras are stolen from a Selah business, and now the owner is using social media to share a picture he caught of the suspect and bring attention to the crime.
SELAH, WA - A total of seven security cameras are stolen from a Selah business, and now the owner is using social media to share a picture he caught of the suspect and bring attention to the crime.
There's no time for a long weekend or extended vacation for Dean Laurvick. He works hard everyday running the River Ridge Golf Course and Bar in Selah. So it's frustrating for him when thieves take what's not theirs.
"As far as the frustration goes, it would be better that the police caught them than me," said Laurvick.
This is the third time, Laurvick's security cameras were stolen costing him roughly $3,500. This latest incident occurred on December 16th at 4:15 a.m.
The owner said this time the suspects took a garbage can, flipped it over, got on the back of it and took a security camera.
"Most people that steal stuff like this they're not very bright," said Laurvick. "And on all the occasions where this has happened, all of the people have stuck their face on the camera as they're ripping it off the wall."
Laurvick posted the suspect's picture on the facebook page for his business and got nearly 700 shares. One woman said this looks like the same suspect who stole her security camera right from her own home.
Laurvick filed a report and Selah police are investigating, but there are no leads at this time. Laurvick said he hopes the community works together to catch the suspects making Selah a little bit safer.
"Not only it's a crime to steal the cameras, but they're using it for other crimes," said Laurvick.