KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police said they have seen a rash of storage units burglarized in the last few weeks.
Police said criminals have been cutting the locks off of storage units, stealing the goods and then placing the lock back in place to try and make it look like it was not touched.
Authorities report that storage units on West Clearwater Avenue and Hood Avenue in Kennewick were burglarized. Two weeks ago a number of units located on the 1700 block of South Union were also broken into.
Police said there are things you can do to prevent becoming a victim. Kennewick Sergeant Scott Child said, "a lot of times the property shows up, but the challenge for us is when it shows up and we don't know who it belongs too."
Kennewick Police said property owners need to know exactly what is in their units. Child suggests writing down serial numbers on stored property, taking pictures of stored property and check on your unit from time to time.
Police said in most cases if your property is stolen the storage facility owner is not responsible.