The Aransas Pass Police Department continues to receive complaints of vehicle/residential burglaries. Over the past several nights, burglars have struck or attempted to strike several would-be victims. These crooks do not seem to be forcing entry into vehicles/residences which indicates that either the vehicles/residences are being left unlocked or crooks are finding new ways to make entry. These crooks do not discriminate, as they even tried to burglarize a marked police vehicle this past evening.
We urge residents and motorists to be sure to secure your doors, windows and other entry/exit points into your vehicles or residences. Never leave valuables inside your vehicle and always try to keep your belongings out of sight from would-be thieves. If you notice suspicious subjects or activity afoot, please report it to the police (758-5224 or 911). Also, if you use security systems such as alarms or surveillance cameras, make sure they are in good working order. Many times these devices serve as a good deterrence or can provide great evidence in resolving the crime.
In addition, we are stepping up our efforts while on patrol. Officers have been instructed to increase traffic and pedestrian contacts during their shifts and to delve deeper into the activities surrounding each stop or contact.
The video below is from one recent case. The suspect is seen walking towards a vehicle with a flashlight. We do not believe this suspect was alone. During this particular occasion, the suspect stole a firearm from inside the victim’s vehicle. Though the video quality is poor, those who know the suspect will definitely be able to identify him.
[panel style=”danger” title=”Submit your Tips!” text_align=”left”]If anyone has information on this investigation, contact the Aransas Pass PD Investigations Division (361-758-5224), or submit a tip anonymously via Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 245-TIPS/8477 or online at TCCS Online Tip Form. Your Crime Stoppers tip could earn you up to $1000.00 cash![/panel]