Burglars pick through unlocked vehicles Wednesday night
Car burglars struck again this week, this time taking not one, but two firearms among other possessions from around 10 unlocked vehicles Wednesday night.
This is the second instance within a month where car burglars have broken into vehicles in the same southeastern Graham neighborhood without having to force entry.
The first spree occurred March 7, when more than six vehicles were broken into overnight, but Graham Police Chief Tony Widner said the crimes are not specific to one area in the city.
“These were in the southeastern portion the city of Graham this time, but it’s not historically regular to one area and once again, it’s obviously a crime of convenience,” he said.
In a story in the March 8 edition of The Graham Leader, Widner said he remembered four times in the last eight years that GPD has experienced similar clusters of burglaries in the city.
He said Wednesday night’s occurrence was like the one that happened around a month ago.
“Pretty much the operation was very similar,” Widner said.
“The subjects found vehicles that were unlocked and basically just rummaged through there looking for valuables to take.”
The first burglary call came in at 8:15 a.m. from Fairway Drive and GPD responded accordingly. Around 40 minutes later, right down the road on Morado Street, another officer responded to a car burglary call.
In the same southeastern portion of the city, a burglary was reported on Randy Drive around 50 minutes later. On the adjoining street of Hillcrest Drive, a burglary call came in 10 minutes later, to which another GPD officer responded.
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