TULSA – A midtown neighborhood is finding ways to increase security after a number of vehicles were burglarized.
Tulsa police say six cars in a midtown neighborhood between 41st and 31st, Harvard to Lewis, have been broken into since last Friday.
Volunteers in the area say they drive around their neighborhoods to patrol every so often but went on to say that they do not have a set pattern or schedule.
“We don’t have a schedule of patrol. We go out at random times and so that way we’re not setting a pattern of time of day or night that we’re out,” said Forest Redwood, resident.
Redwood says the change of pattern keeps potential crooks guessing.
“If everybody keeps an eye on the houses around them, and report suspicious activity like unknown people, cars in the driveway, people in and out carrying things.”
He says it makes his job a lot easier.
“If we all do that for each other, then we’re all helping each other at the same time.”
Some organizations suggest keeping your cars locked, hide valuables, bring in your garage door opener and keep your key fob next to your bed, that way if you hear anything suspicious, you can activate the alarm.
For the neighborhood watchmen it all comes down to one thing.
“I think it’s a matter of taking care of each other. Looking out for your neighbor. I mean we’re all in this together, I think.”
“You want criminals to know that they’re being watched.”
Police believe it’s the same person or group of people doing the break-ins.
If you have any information, call Tulsa police at 918-596-COPS.
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