Latest VPD crime report warns of increase in car burglaries

Burglaries reported 4 of out 6 months of 2020

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria Police Crime Analyst, Erin Gabrysch, has made a map showing where burglaries of a motor vehicle have been occurring frequently.

The report states that there have been 36 Buglary of Motor Vehicles in June so far. Fourteen out of the 36 (38.9%) were in zone 400. This zone is in the middle east of the City of Victoria.

Zone 400 has had the most Burglaries of Motor Vehicles since the beginning of 2020, according to the report. In this zone nearly 90% of the vehicles were left unlocked.

A statement from of VPD’s Facebook page explains that, “The overwhelming majority of the vehicles burglarized have been left unlocked.”

VPD is following up on all leads and working to catch the burglars. The community is advised to lock your vehicles and report and suspicious activity.

The community is also invited to join VPD’s Crime Cam Program- Call the Community EngagementUnit at 361-485-3811 for information.