Laramie Police Investigate Rash of Auto Burglaries
The Laramie Police Department is warning the public to keep vehicles locked after a string of auto burglaries this week.
Police are also looking for tips to help catch the perpetrators.
Since Monday, police have been called to 10 different vehicle burglaries in the Grandview Heights area. According to an LPD news release, all of the burglarized vehicles were unlocked while locked vehicles were not targeted.
Laramie Police Lt. Gwen Smith says the best way to prevent theft is to keep vehicles and buildings locked. It may also be best to remove cash, weapons and portable electronics from your vehicle so passersby don't find an easy target.
Anyone who finds that they are the victim of an auto burglary should report it to the Laramie Police Department at 307-721-2526. If possible, don't enter the vehicle until officers arrive and can process the crime scene for evidence.
Officer Kyle Groose, an LPD crime prevention specialist, can provide other helpful techniques to prevent theft. Groose can be reached at 307-721-3527.
Anyone with information about the recent auto burglaries could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crimestoppers at 307-742-2273. Callers are not required to provide their names, and all information is kept strictly confidential.