Rash of car break-ins at area restaurants; Locals on high alert
WAXAHACHIE – A rash of vehicle break-ins in at area Waxahachie restaurants has locals on high alert.
On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17, between the hours of 7-10 p.m., vehicles from area eateries anywhere from Applebee's to Johnny Carino's were broken into.
"Our officers responded to several reports of car break-ins," said Waxahachie Police Department Lt. Todd Woodruff.
Statistically, the holiday season is notorious for multiple car break-ins. This should be a warning for citizens to keep all packages, laptops, cameras, etc. out of sight to hopefully deter anyone willing to break-in.
If anyone sees someone acting suspiciously near a vehicle, they are urged to call the police.
"In one case the car's door was somehow 'jimmied'open, windows were broken out in the other cases," said Woodruff.
In additional to hits at multiple restaurant parking lots, two offenses were also reported at the Sports Complex on Broadhead Road.
Among the items stolen were several laptops, briefcases, a purse, credit card and even a pistol according to WPD.
Anyone with information about these incidents are asked to contact Det. Kyle Ranton at 972-937-9940.