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8 break-ins in one month at Spokane business

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Owner of Discount Lumber, Mark Gatlin, says thieves have broken in eight times in the last month. Owner of Discount Lumber, Mark Gatlin, says thieves have broken in eight times in the last month.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

One Spokane business owner says he's beyond frustrated that thieves keep targeting his lumber yard.

Owner of Discount Lumber, Mark Gatlin, says thieves have broken in eight times in the last month.

Gatlin says the burglar who broke in around 1:30 a.m. December 14 used a crowbar and a fire extinguisher to break in the doors. The cost to fix the broken gate, doors and windows put him out thousands of dollars.

Gatlin has been through this before, with dozens more break-ins in years past. He hoped his new surveillance cameras would help.

"We just upgraded it to better night vision cameras, which helps, but doesn't help enough," said Gatlin.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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