Burglary of vehicles on the rise
Via KR Training
Just received from the Travis County Sheriff’s Department:
Burglary of Vehicles
Throughout the month of September, there have been a very high number of nighttime burglaries of vehicles in West Travis County.
Most vehicles were unlocked. The unknown suspect(s) continue to check vehicle doors and steal anything of value from those left unlocked.
The burglaries are occurring during the late nighttime and early morning hours.
It is imperative that residents lock vehicles and park in garages if possible. Don’t make it easy for the criminals. Please, continue to be vigilant about reporting any suspicious vehicles or persons immediately by calling 911.
If you believe you may have helpful information, you can call the Travis County Sheriff’s Office West Command at 854-9728.
Some items of note.
They are merely checking for unlocked doors. They don’t want to smash windows or pop doors. Why? These would create noise and draw attention. Be very very quiet.
And they take anything of value. So? Leave nothing of value in your car.
I know we don’t like to hear this, and no we shouldn’t have to hear it. It shouldn’t have to be this way. But this is the unfortunate reality.
Lock your doors. Keep nothing of value in your car (or at least keep it well out of sight).
And if you can, keep your ears peeled and report suspicious activity.
Yes, burglary in the night is a crime, and it’s even one that under proper circumstances you could defend with deadly force. But let’s remember the “beer & tv” principle.