If you're not going to lock your vehicle after you get out of it, it's a good idea to not leave your keys in it...as three vehicles were stolen in 2022 while parked near the same local business.
"Yes, there was a van stolen from in front of Dennis Company around noon December 19," Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor confirmed for the Herald. "The keys were left in the vehicle on the console."
Chief Spoor said his department has made some headway on the case. "Yes, we are following up on some leads and video. The vehicle was located today (Sunday) in Grays Harbor County, abandoned with the tools missing."
Chief Spoor said that this recent vehicle theft was the third one that has occurred while parked in front of Dennis Company. "Yes, I believe they were both similar circumstances."
In one of the other vehicle thefts, the car was located with the woman's pet dog in it. "Yes, in one of the thefts, a dog was in the vehicle and the vehicle was found in Pierce County," Spoor said.
"I would advise people to lock their vehicle and take their keys with them - even if it's going to be unattended for a couple minutes," Spoor advised.
As far as other crime during the holiday season in Raymond, Spoor said, "Officers have been busy, especially due to short staffing."