Kennewick police are investigating a string of thefts at Open Houses in the area lately.

The scam works this way one person comes in and distracts the Realtor holding the open house meanwhile another person comes in and goes into rooms unattended and takes items from the home.

Police say the thief or thieves have taken prescription medication and jewelry on 2 separate occasions.

Police suggest Realtors be aware of this situation and urge homeowners to remove valuables and medications prior to holding an open house.