It doesn't seem that the extremely hot weather has kept the thugs indoors.  According to a release from the Lufkin Police Department, vehicle burglaries are on the rise this month. With still a few days to go in July, police have logged 42 burglary of a motor vehicle reports. Until this rash, the monthly average for the first six months of 2018 was roughly 20. This month's total is nearing the 48 vehicle burglaries that were reported in July 2015.

Of this month's 42 burglaries, 29 were unlocked vehicles, 9 were forced entry and 4 were stolen vehicle batteries. The majority occurred overnight, though a few have happened in the middle of the day. Items stolen include electronics, purses, wallets, cash, a number of guns, jewelry and tools.

Lufkin Police encourage residents to lock their vehicles.  As shown by the statistics, crooks are looking for the easy opportunity of an unlocked vehicle.  Also, don't leave valuables inside to tempt thieves.

 

An interactive map provided by the Lufkin Police Department shows that these burglaries have been dispersed widely throughout the city. If you see a suspicious person or vehicle in your neighborhood, report it/them at 936-633-0356.