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Burglars hit vehicles in Cinco Ranch area

February 25, 2019

Thieves are targeting cars in the Cinco Ranch area and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help.

Early Tuesday, Feb. 19, suspects entered unlocked vehicles and rummaged through, taking items of value. In one case, the burglars broke out a laminated driver’s window, according to the Sheriff’s Office. In one of the vehicles, checks were found and a small bit of cash was taken as well.

“We always urge residents to lock those car doors at night,” Sheriff Troy Nehls. “Quite often, car burglars go the path of least resistance, and that is just enough to keep them from stealing items.”

The vehicles were parked outside in the 24500 block of Springwood Glen Lane. Cameras captured a suspect vehicle that appeared to be a Lincoln or BMW-X3.

Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

by calling (281) 342-TIPS (8477); or submitting online at www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com.

Information, which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn up to a $5,000 cash reward. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

Steps residents could take to hinder burglaries include:

• Parking your car or truck in your garage.

• Installing a car alarm.

• Adding motion lights and/or security cameras around your parking area.

• Watching out for your neighbors and ask your neighbors to watch out for you and your property too.

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