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Spokane dance shop break-in caught on camera

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane police are investigating a break-in at a dance shop just outside of downtown Spokane.

It happened around 7 a.m. on August 21, and the entire crime was caught on camera.

Melanie Mick, one of the owners of Empire Dance Shop, says she got calls from her security company that morning, but they thought it was a false alarm until they got to the store.

“Upon entering the store we discovered there was a rock through, a rock had gone through the window,” she says.

She immediately called Crime Check and pulled up the surveillance video.

“As I looked down I was in shock because there was a man standing in my store at the cash register. I had no idea because the hole through my window was so small I didn't think anyone came in,” she says about reviewing the video.

The footage also shows the two suspects throwing the rock through window, looking around for a bit, and then one of them climbing through the hole to get into the store.

Melanie’s still in shock and she’s not sure why anyone would break into their store.

“I don't believe he's a dancer. If he did, I would've suggested our sale table for him. No he just got into the cash register,” she says.

She’s just glad she installed those security cameras.

“I'm really hoping that will help police because they also were able to lift prints from our wonderful glass cases, so they're hoping they'll get that individual,” she says.

If you have any information on the crime, give Crime Check a call at 509-456-2233.

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