GPD investigating reports of vehicle burglaries
Graham Police Department is investigating multiple reports of vehicle burglaries over the weekend in Graham. The vehicle burglaries appeared to have occurred overnight or during the early morning hours from Sept. 17-18. Burglars reportedly entered each vehicle through an unlocked door.
Thirteen reports of vehicle burglaries were made in the 1300 block of Morado Street (three reports), 1100 block of Corvadura Street (two reports), 1000 block of Kintner Drive (one report), 1300 block of Hillcrest Drive (one report), 1000 block of Royal Lane (four reports), 700 block of Brazos Street (one report) and 1300 block of Carolina Street (one report), according to a release from Graham Police Department Chief Brent Bullock.
Bullock stated that while taking reports, officers learned several victims left firearms within their unlocked vehicles.
“There were several firearms taken from vehicles during the burglaries. We understand that hunting season is here, but we are asking that all responsible gun owners not leave their guns in their unlocked vehicle. We do not know if the firearms taken in these burglaries are going to be used to commit other crimes or we are going to be facing them sometime in the future on the streets, so we ask everyone to be responsible,” he wrote.
Bullock stated the Criminal Investigation Division of GPD is following up on leads currently. He said those with any information should reach out to the department at 940-549-6441.
“These crimes are crimes of opportunity and when the suspect finds an open door, they enter the vehicle to see what they can steal. If they find the vehicle locked, they move to another vehicle hoping to find it unlocked, so please lock your doors,” Bullock wrote. “If anyone has information on the burglaries, please contact Detective Lieutenant Jeff Smith at the Graham Police Department.”