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Claremore police investigate Saturday night break-ins; 16 vehicles broken into in Claremore

Posted at 1:56 PM, Oct 31, 2016

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- Police are investigating after they say 16 vehicles were broken into Saturday night in Claremore.

While getting into his car Sunday morning, Claremore resident Shawn Spratt said he was shocked after noticing someone broke in. 

The center console was open and everything was spread out. The glove department was opened, it was all spread out everywhere," said Spratt. 

Claremore Police said between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning thieves broke into 16 cars in the northwest part of town. Stealing items from inside cars at an apartment complex and neighborhood streets. 

"Most of the cars were left unlocked. What was stolen were just various things, knives, some bracelets and in 2 different cars there were stun guns, one was a taser and the other was a stun gun that was stolen," said Claremore Police Deputy Chief Charles Downum. 

"They took a pair of headphones and a couple cards, but they were recovered by police," said Spratt.

Investigators said those are the only break-in's reported to police. Officers believe the thieves could have broken into even more vehicles.

"In some cases some people won't report, because they think we won't find them, and there's a chance we won't, but when we do and we have all this property, it's better if they report it so we can get their property back to them," said Downum. 
   
Spratt said from now on, he's keeping his doors locked, and hopes police can track down the thieves.

Officers are increasing patrols and are reminding residents to lock car doors, and keep personal items out. Those with any information about these break-ins are asked to call Claremore Police.

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