Car Burglaries on the Rise in Shreveport, Is Your Car Next?
Sometimes it's best not to look at the community crime map. In Shreveport alone from July 1st through July 27th, we saw over 85 car-related burglaries, that's right 85 were reported to the Shreveport Police Department. Doesn't that number seem high to you?
According to KTBS, this past weekend was a scary weekend for many residents of the Airport Park community. KTBS reports that several residents were victims of a string of vehicle burglaries. Multiple cars were broken into and burglarized by two unidentified men and they were caught on camera. The two unidentified men were in the W. Twin Oaks Circle block Friday around 12:30 a.m.
The footage was turned over to the Shreveport Police Department and was also shared with KTBS. It seems like the footage was taken from a Ring camera but you can clearly see the two suspects go from house to house targeting vehicles.
Obviously, there is nothing you can do if someone decided to just bash in your windows. However, the Shreveport Police Department has been quick to remind everyone that if you don't lock up your vehicle the chances of your car getting broken into increase dramatically. It's a perfect time to look back on a post that Shreveport Police Department posted onto their Facebook page back in January.
One of the best pieces of advice that SPD dropped was "Most vehicle burglaries occur at night when your car is parked and you are asleep. Vehicle burglars do not like light, so consider installing a motion detector light or leave an outside light burning at night." Car break-ins are on the rise, be proactive.