Kennewick business owner catches three burglars in the act

KENNEWICK, Wash. — An hour after the initial break-in, three burglars who returned to the scene of their crime were allegedly scared away by a Tri-Cities business owner who found items stolen and windows smashed at their store. Now, Kennewick detectives are trying to track down the suspects who are responsible.

According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department, the initial burglary took place at a business on the 1000-block of N Volland St at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22.

Surveillance footage obtained by the police showed two suspects arriving on bicycles and breaking the glass door at the entrance to the business. Once inside, the suspects searched the store and stole several items from inside before leaving on their bikes.

Roughly an hour and 10 minutes after the initial break-in, three people including the two initial suspects returned in a white passenger car. Kennewick police officers say they re-entered the business and began to search for more products to steal, successfully getting away with two more items.

That’s when the business owner arrived at the store and caught the three burglars in the act. They allegedly scattered and fled in the vehicle, leaving their victim to clean up the store and call for help from the police.

Anyone with information to contribute is being urged to contact the Kennewick Police Department immediately. You can call dispatch at 509-628-0333 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.kpdtips.com.

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