WFPD: Decrease in vehicle burglaries, guns still being left unsecured

WFPD: Decrease in vehicle burglaries, guns still being left unsecured
The WFPD is set to begin its next police academy in mid-October. (Source: RNN)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - The Wichita Falls Police Department is reporting a decline in vehicle burglaries but says guns are still being stolen from unlocked cars.

Between May 7 and May 20, 45 vehicles were broken into and 12 guns were stolen. According to WFPD, none of those vehicles showed signs of forced entry.

Several arrests were made in connection with many of those vehicle burglaries and the WFPD began to see a decrease in those crimes.

Between July 16 and July 29, 15 vehicles were broken into and two guns were stolen. Again, none of those vehicles showed signs of forced entry.

Although there's been a significant decrease in vehicle burglaries, by 64 percent to be exact, the WFPD would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and secure their guns.

According to the WFPD, criminals often leave and go looking for an easier target when they find a locked vehicle.

Officers say never leave a gun unsecured in a vehicle because that gun could become a weapon that hurts or kills an innocent victim.

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