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Spokane Valley auto shop break-in leads to thousands in losses

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A Spokane Valley man is out $30,000 in tools and technology after an intruder broke into his auto shop earlier this week.

The break-in happened at the Hilderbrand Auto Service and Repair Shop on Trent Avenue in Spokane Valley.

Owner Joe Hilderbrand says he believes an intruder climbed over his gate, ran through his car lot, broke a store window, and climbed in.

A customer's truck was also stolen from the store, but recovered early Thursday morning.

Joe Hilderbrand has owned the business for four years. He says he thinks the intruder knew exactly what they were looking for.

"It was plainly obvious. It was a smash and grab. The most expensive stuff they could find, the most expensive stuff they could carry," Hilderbrand said.

Hilderbrand has since repaired his gate, window and changed the locks locks.

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