String of car burglaries spreads through Trophy Club, Roanoke

04/16/2014 1:26 PM

04/16/2014 1:27 PM

A string of car burglaries has spread throughout Trophy Club since the end of March and in Roanoke over the past week.

Trophy Club marketing manager April Reiling said the police department has responded to 23 burglaries and thefts since March 28, 18 of those being car burglaries.

According to a press release from the town of Trophy Club, the owners of those cars left them unlocked. One owner had left his unlocked vehicle running in the driveway while he quickly ran inside, and came back to find that his laptop had been stolen.

Most of the vehicle burglaries happened late at night and ranged from stolen loose change to computers and tablets.

The other five burglaries included a toolbox taken from a pickup bed, landscape lights stolen from a backyard and three forced entry burglaries in The Vineyards Apartments. According to the release, Trophy Club Police Department believes the apartment and backyard burglaries were isolated incidents.

“There are no leads on the burglaries at this time,” Commander Lee Delk said.

Roanoke police department spokesperson Commander Jeriahme Miller said in a press release that the city had seen an increase in vehicle burglaries over the past week. Five car burglaries were reported, which were the first of the year for the city. All five cars were unlocked and had items in plain view, he said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Trophy Club police department at 972-434-5500 and the Roanoke police department at 817-491-8116.

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