Lock It Up

Multiple motor vehicle burglaries have on thing in common: Unlocked doors

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK | News-Telegram Managing Editor

This is as good a time as any to remind local citizens to lock their car doors, especially those living in the northwest area of Sulphur Springs.

The reason? A series of motor vehicle burglaries over the past three weeks.

"For the most part, they're happening when it's an unlocked car, and they're taking what's on the front seat," said Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Antwoine Young.

Cellular telephones and loose change in ashtrays seem to be the most prevalent target for theft, a change from stealing stereos, the traditional reason for breaking and entering a car or truck.

Young said he can recall only one instance in the rash of burglaries when a window was broken out.

"And that guy had a laptop on the front seat," he added.

The break-ins are almost exclusively occurring north of Connally Street and west of Church Street, but Young said no matter where you live, it's always a good idea to secure your car when it's parked.

"If people will lock their vehicles, we'll be in pretty good shape," he said.

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