Kennewick JCPenney X-mas Thieves Nab High-Value Items
We reported on Christmas Day that the JCPenney at the Columbia Center Mall had been broken into and now we are getting more details on the break-in.
According to the Kennewick Police Department, several new details about the Christmas Day break-in are immerging.
Here are the details from the Kennewick Police Department's Original Press Release:
On Friday, December 25th at approximately 1:54 AM, Kennewick Police Officers were dispatched to a business alarm located at JC Penney inside the Columbia Center Mall at 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
Officers arrived a short time later and determined that the east doors to the location had been damaged and it was believed that the suspect(s) may have successfully made entry into the building.
Kennewick Police K-9 Ivan responded to the scene to assist officers in safely clearing the building.
Deputies from the Benton County Sheriffs Office and Richland PD Officers also assisted in searching and containing the building. No suspects were located during the search, however, evidence suggests that the suspect(s) did make entry into the
store, but left prior to police arrival.
According to a new report given to KAPP/KVEW News, Kennewick Police are reporting that several high-value items were specifically targeted during the break-in. Kennewick Police are reviewing video looking for clues on the suspect's identity and JCPenney is compiling a list of missing items.
Kennewick Police are still investigating and if you have any details on this robbery, contact the Benton County Dispatch at 509-628-0333