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Spokane Police increasing patrols during tournament

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A parking lot full of cars, many of them unlocked; it's a vehicle prowlers dream. KHQ rode along with Seargent JD Anderson Wednesday as he patrolled the arena parking lot. 

He says a big mistake people make is parking far away from the arena, which allows thieves to break in without being noticed. He also says too many people leave valuables in the back of their cars. To help combat opportunistic thieves, four extra officers will be patrolling the arena during the tournament to keep prowlers away.

Drivers are reminded not to leave valuables inside vehicles anytime they leave their vehicle. Police encourage attendees to use secure, well-lighted, parking areas whenever possible.
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