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Car thefts and burglaries on the rise in Broken Arrow

Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 18:53:42-04

BROKEN ARROW -- Police say they've seen an usual spike in car thefts and burglaries in Broken Arrow in the last few weeks.

They believe a group of people drive to neighborhoods in the middle of the night. Some of them get out of the car and walk around to check which vehicles are unlocked.

Police says they've stolen valuable items from these vehicles, including firearms.

Officer say they've seen about 20 vehicle burglaries, and nearly 10 stolen vehicles in just the past two weeks.

"If there are cars that are unlocked, they will get into them, they will steal stuff out of them, they will steal the cars if the keys are available," said Officer James Koch of the Broken Arrow police department.

Broken Arrow police have increased presence in these neighborhoods to help catch these criminals.

If you recognize the people in the photos or surveillance video, contact the Broken Arrow police department. Police are not ruling out that these several car thefts and burglaries are not related.

Police encourage to keep your cars locked, bring valuable items inside, and don't leave your keys in the car.

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