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FIRST ON KHQ: Spokane Valley Family Home When Burglar Enters: 'I Was Asleep Right There On The Couch'

Homeowners in Spokane Valley are on alert after two apparent home invasion burglaries over the last few days.

One happened around midnight Friday at a home near Broadway & Evergreen in Spokane Valley. The family's oldest daughter was driving a friend home and left the garage open for a few minutes – but that's all the time the burglars needed.

Within a span of a few minutes, they rummaged through the family's truck, then came inside the home and swiped the wife's purse – including her wallet and cell phone.

"I was home, I was asleep on the couch 40 feet away," Jeff Goodman told KHQ's Kelsey Watts. "My wife was in the bedroom… My daughter, my 9-year-old was asleep in her bedroom."

Monday, Goodman was still sorting through credit card transactions and call logs, and says whoever stole the purse racked up $1,000 in charges on three different cards. They also took pictures and made calls from his wife's phone, hitting a Wal-Mart, coffee stand and at least two gas stations.

"I've just been so frustrated the last two days because someone came into my house," Goodman added. "If I wouldn't have been home [I don't even want to think about] the things that could have happened… If someone is brazen enough to come in your kitchen, what's to stop them there?"

The suspect(s) also apparently got a cab ride and paid the fare with Goodman's wife's card. The thief also used her ID and told the driver she was his stepmother and he was authorized to use the card. The cab driver accepted the payment, but also copied the suspect's ID.

Now, Goodman is hoping is that lead that will lead to whoever's responsible ending up in jail.

"I think [the case] is a slam dunk," he added. "Let's get this guy."

A second apparent home invasion happened to Goodman's neighbor around the same time. He realized his wallet was missing from his home just around the corner on East Boone. That wallet ended up on top of a garbage can near Goodman's home, and some cards were recovered in the street.

Deputies with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are investigating both cases and hope to make an arrest soon.

A good reminder for us all: keep your eyes open and your doors locked.

 

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