Car burglars hit the Mulberry neighborhood of Turner Oaks around 3:40 in the morning of Monday, September 9th.
Locked. Moving on.
At the second house, one of the little crooks tries the passenger side of an SUV and the door opens.
Once inside, he gathers all that he can. And then off into the darkness they go.
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We can’t stress enough the importance of making sure your vehicles are locked (and preferably empty of valuables). Inevitably, though, there’s going to be at least one commenter who says that if you don’t lock your cars, you deserve to have it burglarized. But that’s not so. Sometimes you hit a wrong button, or a child gets into your car and doesn’t lock it, or you just simply forget. It happens, but it doesn’t give someone a right to commit burglary and theft. But it is VERY helpful if you get in the habit to always lock up.
We need to identify the little burglars. Perhaps you know one or both, the driver, the car, or have heard some chatter about someone involved.
If you have some helpful information, please contact Detective Walters at 863-499-2400, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward leading to an arrest, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip," or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.