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Police say car prowlers are taking vehicle registrations to access addresses so they can burglarize homes on the Eastside.

Here’s how it works: The thieve(s) break into a vehicle while it’s parked at a public place like a theater or restaurant and take the vehicle registration and other valuables.  The vehicle owner’s home is then burglarized a short time later while the victim is still unaware of the vehicle prowl. 

According to Redmond police, there have been three such incidents reported to police in that city and they are aware of similar crimes in neighboring jurisdictions.

Redmond police suggest that vehicle owners carry their registration with them and not leave it in their vehicle. Police also recommend  that valuables be removed from vehicles that are left unattended.