Shoeless burglar eludes police after breaking into two Kennewick homes

Police came away empty-handed after a man broke into two homes in the Canyon Lakes area of Kennewick Tuesday morning.

Neighbors spotted a shoeless man break into a home at the corner of 36th Avenue and Dennis Street around 8:45 a.m. and called police. While police were investigating, they were alerted that the burglar broke into a second home and took some other items, said Lt. Aaron Clem.

Police used a dog to track him, but it lost the scent before they could find him.

The man was described as being in his 20s and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 509-628-0333.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.