Lubbock Police Make Arrests in Rash of Car Burglaries - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/25/08

Lubbock Police Make Arrests in Rash of Car Burglaries

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Lubbock Police have arrested two people in connection with the recent rash of car break-ins at Legacy Play Village and Western Little League Baseball Fields. Investigators say they can link the pair to at least 10 different break-ins.

"Just from the reports we have, we've narrowed it down to these two in this spree but there could be other cases that the two are involved in that we may have not lead them back to specifically," said Sgt. Mark Watkins. He adds, "We have at least 10 cases and several more to be presented, we're just waiting on some evidence to turn up."

The suspects are both charged with vehicle burglary and credit card abuse.

 Lubbock Police tell NewsChannel 11 that compared to this time last year in the same area, car break-ins are up more than 1,000 percent. During last year's summer months there were zero car burglaries at Legacy Play Village and Western Little League baseball fields. This year, police say there have been 15 to 20 car break-ins within the past two months.

Police say these thieves are targeting purses, even if they are hidden under seats.

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