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Police, Crime Stoppers seek info on auto burglaries
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BEEVILLE — Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers and the Beeville Police Department are looking for information that could lead to an arrest in two recent burglaries at a used car dealer’s lot.

According to officers who arrived at the scene, the first incident was reported on Sept. 24 at 2:55 p.m. when Sgt. Chris Vasquez was sent to Superior Auto, 510 S. Washington St.

The officer spoke to a 59-year-old company official, who told him that one of his employees had complete information on what was taken from several vehicles on the lot.

The 34-year-old employee said that he had discovered the crime while checking vehicles that had been in fenced-in area of the property. Some vehicles had damaged dashboards and missing radios and stereos.

Several pickups and sedans had been damaged or entered, but employees were not sure what all was stolen from inside the vehicles.

Detective Matthew Miller was called to the scene to continue the investigation.

The officers were told that a complete list of missing items would be turned over to the department as soon as employees had conducted a complete inventory of the vehicles.

Patrolman Jared Moore was called to the same business on Sept. 28 at about 4:08 p.m. after employees discovered that two vehicles on the lot had been burglarized.

That time, officers were led to a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro that was missing four tires and rims.

Company employees were not sure of the value of the stolen items.

Moore and Sgt. Jason Alvarez also were shown a Ford pickup that was missing a radio from the dashboard.

No value was placed on that item either.

Also, two side mirrors had been removed from a van on the lot and had been left in a company work truck.

Officers at the scene took the mirrors into evidence.

Business officials were told that the police would be providing extra patrols on the property.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in unsolved cases.

Anyone with a tip for police can contact Crime Stoppers at 362-0206 for a local call. Long-distance calls may be made at (877) 362-0206. Internet users may contact the organization at coastalbendcrimestoppers.com.

Witnesses who provide information remain anonymous and they may collect the rewards, in cash, without ever being identified.
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