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Suspected Thief Caught On Tape By Camera He Stole

This man was caught by Hopped Up Brewing's security camera shortly before it went black and was stolen. If you know who this person is, please call Crime Check 456-2233 This man was caught by Hopped Up Brewing's security camera shortly before it went black and was stolen. If you know who this person is, please call Crime Check 456-2233
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A local brewery got an unexpected visitor over the weekend after a man stole a security camera, but it's far from a picture perfect crime.

Hopped Up Brewing Company owner Steve Ewan was still shocked today as he showed us what happened Saturday night.

He says around 2:30am a man was wandering around the back of his business when he spotted one of his security camera's pointed at their back door. That man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, backpack and what looks like an Oakland Raiders stocking cap, looked right at the camera a couple times before walking off. A few minutes later that camera starts shaking and then goes black.

After finding his camera missing and seeing that they caught the man on camera, Steve filed a report with the Spokane Valley Police. 

KHQ's Patrick Erickson talked with Spokane Valley Police Monday and they tell said they have seen an increase in break-ins and car prowlings this time of year, but stealing a security camera is pretty rare. 

Opening his micro brewery and tasting room last June, Steve says he hasn't had any problems until Saturday. With thousands of dollars of equipment and hundreds of gallons of beer inside their business, he says he's concerned that the man in the video could be casing his place and may come back. 

But Steve has replaced his stolen camera and says he's going to upgrade his security system.
He also wants to work with the businesses around him and share information that may help with crime in the area. 

If you have any information about the suspect that was caught on camera, Spokane Valley Police would like to hear from you. Please call Crime Check at 456-2233.


     


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