Sheriff's Office Investigating Multiple Vehicle Break-ins
With the weather warming up and people getting out to hike on the many trails Colorado has to offer, the increase of vehicle break-ins at trail heads emerge once again.
In recent months, video surveillance systems have recorded these criminals in action. The footage revealed the suspects walking from car to car checking to see if the doors were locked. In each instance, if the car doors were locked, they simply moved onto the next car. They did not break the windows unless they saw something valuable like a purse or money in plain sight. When an unlocked automobile was discovered, the suspects searched through the car and stole what they could and moved on to the next. These crimes only take a matter of seconds. Remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave items in plain sight.
Below is a list of cases from April 19 – April 26. Peak times of these break-ins have been between 10:30 AM through 3:00 PM:
On April 19, 2020, in the 2100 block of Stella Drive, Monument, CO 80132 (Case #20-04754).
On April 19, 2020, at Fox Run Park; window broken, purse stolen (Case #20-04754).
On April 21, 2020, in the 2100 block of Stella Drive, Monument, CO 80132 (Case #20-70024).
On April 21, 2020, at Fox Run Park; vehicle left unlocked, purse stolen, credit card used (20-700241).
On April 24, 2020, in the 8300 block of Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908 (Case #20-700252).
On April 24, 2020, at Section 16 Trail head; window broken, purse stolen (Case #20-700252).
On April 26, 2020, at Old Denver Road, Monument, CO 80132; Jeep soft top cut through and a purse stolen; credit cards used to make large purchases of gift cards in the 1000 block of West Baptist Road at a grocery store. The suspect is described as a Black or Hispanic Male, 5'10"-6', 250-270 pounds, wearing a black hat, orange hooded sweater, black pants, and a face mask. We are working on acquiring still images for media shares.
The Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding these cases to call our Tip Line at 719-520-6666. Any information may prove valuable in solving the case and could consist of things as simple as anyone remembering suspicious vehicles or people they saw in or around the area on the date of this crime.