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5 reported car break-ins in Magnolia Place, Glen Cross area last week

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Five reports were filed on car break-ins on Wisteria Trace and in the Glen Cross subdivision last week, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges.

Bridges said the department has no evidence of forced entry, but two victims maintain their cars were locked.

In the last two weeks, Trussville police has had three car break-ins reported while parked at a private residence, not including the five in the Wisteria Trace and Glen Cross area.

A Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe
file photo by Gary Lloyd

Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley in March on the police department’s Facebook page advised residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent break-ins.

“Although we are taking steps to address the issue I am sure I speak for the other agencies in the area when I say you are our most valuable asset in combating this situation,” Sivley said. “Over 80 percent of these vehicle burglaries could be prevented by locking your vehicle.”

Sivley said even if you lock your car, you should not leave electronics or other valuables in plain sight.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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