Friday, July 19, 2013
13 cars burglarized near Watters Crossing in Allen
Police currently have no description of potential suspects or vehicles used in the burglaries.
ALLEN Allen police are searching for suspects in a string of car burglaries that happened in Watters Crossing and nearby neighborhoods between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Thirteen cars were broken into, according to Sgt. Jon Felty, Allen PD spokesman. Six of the burglaries took place in Watters Crossing, each on a different street, and the additional break-ins happened on streets to the east and across U.S. Highway 75.
Most of the cars were accessed through broken windows, though some showed no signs of forced entry and were likely left unlocked. The burglaries targeted electronic devices such as radar detectors and GPS units, according to police.
“They look in windows until they find something that appeals to them,” Felty said. “Then they smash a window and grab it.”
Police currently have no description of potential suspects or vehicles used in the burglaries. They've reviewed one video that was inconclusive and are awaiting additional footage from a homeowner.
“If anybody saw anything, please let us know,” Felty said. “We need the public's help in trying to get a suspect or suspects on these.”
Felty said homeowners should take anything valuable out of their car if they must sit out overnight, or at least hide valuables from view. Items typically targeted in car burglaries include cash, credit cards, firearms, and electronics.
Felty said it's best if homeowners keep their cars in a garage overnight that remains locked, as an open garage door is a frequent access point for home burglaries.
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