DPD investigating vehicle break-ins, warns citizens to lock car doors

Lock It Hide It Keep ItDemopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese wants to warn of citizens to lock their car doors anytime their vehicle is left unattended. Reese said the DPD is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins involving unlocked car doors.

“Lock your vehicle doors whether at home, parked on the streets or in a shopping center,” Reese said. “Most of the time, the best theft deterrent is just locking the door. If a criminal has to break the glass, chances are they will make noise and attract attention.”

Criminals look for easy prey and when the find an unlocked vehicle, it doesn’t get much easier.

“The person or persons didn’t force themselves into the vehicles since they were unlocked, but we’re continuing to investigate and have increased patrols in the residential areas,” Reese said. “The suspect most likely checked more vehicles than were broken into, but moved on when finding locked vehicles.”