VPD see trend in burglars targeting open garages

Over the past couple of months the Victoria Police Department has seen an increase in home burglaries in which burglars are taking advantage of open garage doors, especially zone 400, in the neighborhoods near Miori and John Stockbauer.

Burglars are walking in and walking out with whatever they can carry. Incidents are occurring during both daylight hours and night.

Victoria police encourage you to always keep your garage doors closed and locked and consider creating a detailed inventory of your valuables. An inventory with serial numbers comes in handy when reporting to police or insurance and it makes identification of your property easier when recovered.

If you notice any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact police.

As of now, 236 residential burglaries have been reported this year, 41 of which have been open garages.