Car prowler targets vehicles in Washougal

Thefts occurred early April 22

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Police are looking for a car prowler who rummaged through several vehicles early April 22 in Washougal.

Five residents on F, G and K streets reported that someone got into their cars and picked through their belongings overnight, according to the Washougal Police Department.

A number of items were reported missing, including several cellphone chargers, loose change and a $175 Samsung tablet.

Surveillance video from a camera mounted on a home nearby shows a white male casually entering the cars sometime between midnight and 6 a.m., Washougal police Detective Kate Tierney said.

All the cars had been left unlocked, Tierney said.

“He was just able to open the doors,” she said. “I don’t have any damage to vehicles.”

Police haven’t had any other recent reports of car prowlers in the area, and they don’t have any leads at this point, Tierney said.

They estimate the prowler is in his late teens or early 20s, and the video shows him carrying a dark backpack and wearing a baseball hat.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the incidents to call Sgt. Geoff Reijonen with the Washougal Police Department at 360-835-8701.