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Attempted Car Theft

PASCO, Wash. - Police said suspects tried to steal two cars from a used car lot in Pasco.  The owner said they tried to hot wire the cars and ram them through the barbed wire fence.

Owner Maggie Escamilla is upset and said it has happened before.  She has owned the lot for four years and said the break-ins keep getting worse.

Pasco Police Officer Chad Pettijohn said, "a lot of these guys are desperate, so you want to make it as difficult for them by locking the cars."

Escamilla said, "It's costing us to take care of all these things they are doing."

The family owned business put up lights and installed cameras.  The owner said, "within the last five months we've been broken into four times. That's a lot."

Pasco and Kennewick Police have reported more stolen Hondas and Acura's in recent weeks.

Pasco Police said the cars are easier to get into and said the suspects sell the parts on the black market.