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Broken Arrow Police warn residents to lock their cars as officers respond to spike in theft

Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 18:23:33-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- Neighbors are taking extra precautions after feeling unsafe in their homes.

Broken Arrow Police said just this summer they've seen almost 140 break-ins and close to 60 car thefts, in addition to 13 stolen guns.

Carrie Jones is now making sure her car is locked since her wallet was stolen over the weekend, and a neighbor found her driver's license in the road.

"I was like "oh my gosh, my wallet might be out there." So I just walked up and down the street and found just pieces of it, all up and down the street and then the wallet at the very end," Jones said.

Jones tells 2 Works for You her mother-in-law heard noise outside late Saturday night, but was afraid to go outside.

"She didn't want to go check in case... she knew about the break ins but what if they were armed? What if she saw them and they went to attack her? It's better to just let them take what they're going to take and then deal with it later," Jones said.

Officers said these crimes aren't tied to a specific part of town. Instead they're seeing it all over at a rapid rate.

"I just know that the detectives are overworked right now. There's so much going on, I hope that they're able to get to the bottom of it," Tamara Bollig said.

Bollig was relieved nothing was taken after witnessing surveillance video on Sunday. Police tell us they have made two arrests, but they're investigating to see if the suspects are tied to other crimes.

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