AUGUSTA RESIDENTS BEWARE: Police Say Vehicle Burglaries Are on The Rise
It's always good, whether you live in the city or the country, to be in the everyday practice of locking your car doors when you're home. Because let's face it, some people have nothing better to do than break in to your vehicle and steal your things. These losers have no regard for anyone else's belongings- so stay vigilant!
We pass along this message, not just as a common reminder, but also because there has been a recent uptick in the number of car burglaries happening in the Augusta area. According to The Kennebec Journal, the recent increase in burglaries is primarily stemming from criminal activity on Sewall Street in Augusta.
The KJ is reporting that 'several' vehicles were burglarized Monday night into Tuesday morning. One vehicle was even reported to have been stolen, though police now say that vehicle had been recovered.
The Kennebec Journal explains that six vehicle burglaries were reported to the Augusta Police Department on Tuesday morning. Those burglaries were reported from Taylor Street, Woodlawn Street, King Street, Sewall Street and George Street.
Augusta Police Sgt, Eric Lloyd, told the Kennebec Journal in part,
“It is extremely important to lock your vehicle at night. If any residents saw anything suspicious I would encourage them to reach out to Officer Cowles or Officer Raymond, who are the investigating officers, with any information they may have. As is typical with most burglary to motor vehicle complaints we take, they usually occur during the overnight hours, when they are afforded the cover of darkness.”
At this time, it's unclear whether or not any suspects had been questioned or taken into custody for either the vehicle burglaries or the theft of the vehicle.
We will keep this story updated as more information becomes available to us.