Update: SVIU Detectives WARN of Rent Drop Box Thieves

UPDATE: Additional Pictures of Possible Suspects & Vehicle

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives are releasing additional pictures of the possible suspects and the suspect vehicle.   They are asking renters to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity around their rent drop boxes to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

The suspect vehicle appears to be a 2011-2017, white 4-door Mazda CX7 with no front license plate and possibly a temporary license plate on the rear of the car.  Detectives believe the vehicle is driven by a third person, unknown male or female.  

The two males are described as possibly in their 30’s.

If you have any information regarding these thefts, can help identify the males in these photos, or know of the vehicle’s location, you are urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10076074.

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Previous Release: SVIU Detectives WARN of Rent Drop Box Thieves

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives are attempting to locate theft suspects who have victimized multiple apartment complexes in Spokane Valley.  They are asking renters to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity around their rent drop boxes to Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

Within the last week or more, several apartment complexes in the Spokane Valley have had rent checks or money orders stolen from their monthly rent drop boxes. 

The thieves appear to be using a long wire or something similar, with a sticky (glue or adhesive) type substance on the end, to fish the checks out of the slot. These thefts have the potential to victimize multiple people and possibly cause thousands of dollars in loss if the victims are unable to stop payment in time. 

Detectives are attempting to identify the two white males in these pictures obtained from surveillance video at one of the victimized apartment complexes.  It is believed they have information or are possibly involved in these thefts. 

A white two-door hatchback passenger car was also observed in the area at the time of the thefts and possibly involved.  

Residents and managers of apartment complexes are asked to be vigilant and report suspicious activity around their rent drop boxes, especially during the hours of darkness.  

If you have any information regarding these thefts or can help identify the males in these photos, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10076074.

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer 

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