Car burglars hit Rhome neighborhood

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, April 20, 2013

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A string of car burglaries over the weekend in a Rhome subdivision has neighbors and police on the lookout.

An eyewitness noticed four young men combing the streets of Crown Point on foot in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 14.

Rhome Police Chief James Rose said they’ve already identified at least 15 victims.

“Four young men were walking through the neighborhood, opening car doors and taking GPS systems or anything else they could,” Rose said. “Most cars in the neighborhood were unlocked. This is a small town, and people aren’t used to locking their cars.”

At least two homes in the subdivision had security cameras posted outside their houses and captured video evidence of the culprits in action. The recordings, which show two of the suspects, were turned over to police.

“They were walking up to the cars, cool as a cucumber, and trying to open them,” Rose said.

The suspects appear to be in their late teens, possibly 17 or 18, Rose said. If anyone knows the young men seen in the video, they could possibly identify them from the footage.

Rose encourages anyone with any information to contact Wise County Crime Stoppers at 940-627-5971, ext. 236.

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