Richland Police are reporting a suspected car prowler has been identified, less than a full day after the incidents took place.

Richland Police say this person broke into several vehicles in the 2300 block of Hood Ave. very early Wednesday morning June 29. The specific time was not listed, but in the surveillance video, it still appears to be dark outside.

   Police say the suspect tried one door, it was locked, and moved on to the next.

This video, besides being very clear (it was able to provide citizens a good look and someone or people called Police) illustrates why you ALWAYS lock your vehicle especially if it's outside. As Richland Police stated:

"This video shows how taking a few simple steps can prevent you from being a crime victim. The suspect moves on from the locked car and goes right into the unlocked one without any fuss."

They, and other law enforcement agencies, also urge people to never leave anything in their vehicle they're not willing to part with. Well, perhaps not on those terms. But NEVER leave anything of value or sensitive personal information in an unattended vehicle outside--even if it's locked.

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But in this case,  RPD says the suspect has been identified, now they are in the process of looking for him. Good job, citizens!

The RPD video from the surveillance camera is below.



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