Kennewick police are encouraging the community to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity after two daytime burglaries.
The first one was at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Buchanan. A suspect entered the home through an open bathroom window to steal tools, a cell phone, laptop, video camera and a Marc Echo watch, police said.
The investigating officer canvassed the neighborhood and learned a witness saw a black male, medium build, in his mid-30s wearing a black beanie cap and carrying a laptop bag, leaving the area of the burglary.
The second incident happened about noon Wednesday on the 400 block of North Quebec after two children came home from the final day of school and found their front door had been forced open.
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Officers investigated and again a witness described a black male in his mid-30s wearing a black beanie leaving the area on foot carrying a laptop bag.
The Kennewick police encourages “to immediately call 911 if you suspect that your house has been broken into or a suspicious person is seen in your neighborhood. Neighborhood residents know who belongs in their neighborhood and who is out of place better than anyone. If you have a feeling that something doesn't look right, please call right away.”
If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org.