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Spokane Police looking to prevent car prowling during Hoopfest

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Today, the Spokane Police department delivered flyers to the Hoopfest officers with a clear and simple message - 'it's your stuff. Keep it.'

"It's just incredible that this happens," said Matthew Silver, a car prowling victim.

In Spokane, car prowling is unfortunately a common crime in neighborhoods like Browne's Addition, where many people might park this weekend for Hoopfest.

"It's just not right that people can do this," said Silver.

And, the Spokane Police agree.

"We want to take the opportunity away from criminals" said Officer Teresa Fuller.

She suggested, if you must leave something in your car, leave it in a locked trunk. But, do not leave anything valuable in the glove compartment or center console.

"We all know we have people, friends, coming in from out of town," she added. "Take that extra minute to remind them, hey don't leave that stuff in your car."

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