Crime Central

Dec 12, 2013 1:18 PM

Keep An Eye On Your Valuables, Thieves Sure Are

CORPUS CHRISTI - While you're out holiday shopping, thieves are doing some window browsing of their own, looking for easy to stuff to steal from parking lots.

On Wednesday afternoon, a woman told police she left her keys on the seat of her unlocked Lincoln Navigator while shopping at the Walmart in Calallen.

The woman told police she was only in the store for 15 minutes. Police have not found the Lincoln.

A couple hours later a woman told police someone stole her Nissan Sentra from the parking lot of Tuloso-Midway High School. According to police, she claims her son drove the car to school and lost the key. So she stopped by to bring him the spare key, but found the car was gone.

Another woman who wasn't shopping lost some valuables from her car. Someone broke into her car parked at an apartment complex on Patti Drive. She reported the thief got away with her purse, a pistol, and ammunition. The investigating officer found no evidence of forced entry to the car.

Here's some simple tips from the Corpus Christi Police Department on protecting your valuables:

  • If you must leave belongings, hide them from sight.
  • Never park in unattended or poorly lit parking lots.
  • Do not keep your vehicle registration in your car.
  • Do not carry vehicle insurance documents or personal papers in your glove box.
  • Do not leave outgoing or incoming mail in your car, especially where visible.
  • Avoid leaving the garage door opener in your car.
  • Never leave your vehicle or house keys in your car.
  • Beware of suspicious persons, call police.
  • Never leave your vehicle unlocked.


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