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Vehicle Burglaries Continue Despite Warnings to Lock Up

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Grayson County authorities are reporting a string of burglaries and the common denominator is unlocked property. Deeda Payton has the details.

Just last week nearly twenty thousand dollars worth of stolen goods were recovered by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office. Most of the loot has been returned to the owners, but authorities say burglaries are still occurring and many times at unlocked homes and businesses.

Sherman police say between fifty and sixty car burglaries have been reported in just the last few months, again to unlocked vehicles.

Authorities say they can't stress it enough, lock your doors, roll up your windows and keep your valuables out of sight.

Sherman police have recovered all sorts of stolen items over the years that was either taken from a vehicle or home. Recently, though, they have been investigating vehicle burglaries more than anything else. They've even made some arrests, but because some of the suspects are juveniles, their identities can not be released.

Police say many times one person will break-in to several cars at one time and they often target vehicles that are unlocked or have the windows open because it's easy access. "The common denominator with these burglaries are that the vehicles were left unlocked and there's property of value left in the car. Those people out there that lock their cars and take all their property in the house, they're not getting their cars broken into," said Lt. Steve Ayers of the Sherman Police Department.

In these tough times, police say thefts of all kinds are on the rise and anything of value left in clear view is an opportunity for crooks.  Also, avoid parking in a dark or isolated space. That's just one more detail that makes it easier for thieves to break-in and get away with no one noticing.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.

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