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Kennewick Car Break-Ins At Movie Theater and Mall Has Police Concerned

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KENNEWICK, Wash . - A string of car break-ins over the weekend has police concerned.

Friday night Kennewick police were called to the Carmike Movie theater and the Columbia Center Mall for 8 different cases of car break-ins.

Police said thieves stole, M-P 3 players, i-Pods, cash, credit cards, a wallet and even sunglasses.  

The windows to all the cars were smashed.

It happened between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30 at night.

Police think it's probably the same people in all the cases. 

Tyler Gee was leaving the movie theater on Monday afternoon.  He said breaking into cars is a terrible thing to do especially when the price of gas is so high and people are having a tough time making ends met. 

Gee said, "I think they need a job.  I mean, like I said, I don't have a job but I don't go around breaking into cars.  It's getting to the point where you can't trust. It's really sad."

Police suggest parking your car in lit areas, hiding valuables in the car or put them in the truck.  

Carmike officials said car break-ins have been a problem in the past but they say the police monitor the parking lot especially on the weekends.

Columbia Center Mall officials released a statement that stated that the safety of their customers is extremely important and that the mall has well trained security guards.