Richland police are investigating a series of nine residential burglaries that occurred between July 13 and 16. Many of the homes were occupied when the burglary occurred. Several times the suspect entered a bedroom while the occupants were sleeping and removed things from tables next to their bed. The homes are located in or near the Hills West area of south Richland.
The suspect is targeting homes that have unlocked doors. Items taken include purses, wallets, cash, debit cards and electronic devices.
No suspect information is available. Residents are asked to make sure all doors to their homes, garages and vehicles are securely locked at all times. It is important to remove valuables from plain view.
Suspicious people or activity should be immediately reported to the police by calling 911.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb at 509-942-7362 for additional information.