Spokane Sees 3 Million Dollars In Loss Due To Car Prowling - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Sees 3 Million Dollars In Loss Due To Car Prowling

SPOKANE, Wash. -

In the winter season the risk of car prowling and vehicle thefts continues. Spokane Police Crime Analysts say if you become a victim of a car prowling you are looking at $300-500 to fix a window and if the thief steals a credit card they estimate that you could take a loss of $500-1000 per card.

The police told us on Tuesday that this year they estimate conservatively that throughout the city of Spokane residents have taken a loss of $65,000 per week due to car prowling. That totals about $3,000,000 in losses for the citizens this year due to prowlers.

In the past day car thieves have been out and about taking advantage of people who leave their cars running and unattended while they warm them up in the cold. Police advise people to not leave valuables in plain sight and they also suggest never leaving your vehicle running unattended.

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