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Blowtorch used in attempted Spokane Valley break-in

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane Valley police are investigating an attempted break-in where two suspects used a blowtorch to try to get in to a family's home.

The family tells KHQ it happened around 5 a.m. Saturday morning near 16th and Sullivan. Their teenage daughter woke up to her alarm and was getting ready for work when she heard a strange tapping on a window. She thought it was her father, but instead it was two men she didn't know using the torch to try to melt the window open. They took off when the teen saw them.

Later, the family found the door to that room was also burned. It looks as though the suspects tried to melt the deadbolt before trying the window.

They called 911 and deputies came out to collect evidence Saturday.

If you have any information about what happened, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233/

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