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Car prowler takes his time stealing from people in Washougal

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WASHOUGAL, WA (KPTV) -

A car prowler was caught on camera targeting unlocked cars in Washougal.

Washougal police released surveillance video of the suspect from the early morning hours Tuesday.

Officers said they received five calls from victims who reported that someone had rifled through their cars. Items stolen range from loose change to a Samsung tablet.

In the case that was caught on camera, the suspect was seen checking car door handles and then he spent more than a minute inside one car with the interior light on looking for things to steal.

"The thief appears to take his time while in the vehicles and casually walks away when satisfied with his bounty," according to a Washougal Police Department release.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s. He carried a dark-colored backpack and was wearing a lighter-colored baseball cap.

Police remind people not to leave valuables in their cars and always lock the doors.

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