Lamar County authorities
are working to solve a string of auto burglaries in the Trace subdivision.
Over the past few days, 14 auto burglaries
have been reported in the Courtland Drive area. According to Lamar County Sheriff
Danny Rigel, the vehicles were not broken in to, like breaking windows and
such, but it was a crime of opportunity because those vehicles were unlocked. Rigel
also added that due to the increase in people being out and about because
school is not in session, they have stepped up patrols in neighborhoods around
“Don’t provide a window
shopping opportunity for these individuals, don't leave your laptops, your
cameras and stuff like that in plain view especially if your door is unlocked,
because it's going to be gone in the morning, there is a very good chance of
that,” said Rigel.
also urges anyone in the community that sees anything suspicious, or out of
place to contact local authorities