Kennewick police are looking for a prowler caught searching cars and homes

KENNEWICK, Wash. — What would you do if someone was caught on camera attempting to break into your home or car? Kennewick police are looking for a man who has been attempting to burglarize homes and cars in broad daylight on Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post by the Kennewick Police Department, a suspect was caught on home security cameras rummaging through homes and cars in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of W. 14th Ave. Authorities say the man entered three separate cars and one trailer during his search. Though the KPD didn’t mention whether he took anything, they are hoping to locate and arrest the man due to the danger he poses to the public.

Multiple families were home at the time of his attempts to break into their house. However, Kennewick Police say that no one actually encountered the man in person. That poses a direct threat to families in the area, which is why the KPD is urgently seeking more information on the whereabouts of this man.

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Kennewick Police haven’t identified the suspect, but did note a few characteristics. He is a light-skinned male who authorities believe to be white or Hispanic/Latinx. His estimated height is roughly 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 and he weighs an estimated 150 lbs. He was last spotted wearing a grey hoodie, black pants and black shoes, with a black backpack.

Local authorities say that the suspect’s prowling poses a danger to the community. Had there been an interaction between a home occupant and the suspect, it may have turned into a more serious incident. To avoid further conflict, police are hoping to get the suspect off the streets as soon as possible.

KPD asks that anyone with information reaches out to the non-emergency dispatch line at (509)-628-0333 and reference case numbers 21-16003 and 21-16013.

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