Killeen police are investigating several overnight car burglaries near Interstate 14/Highway 190 that resulted in dangerous items being stolen.

Ofelia Miramontez with KPD Public Affairs reported Tuesday that police were investigating approximately 60 reports of car break-ins in the parking lot of hotels between Jasper Road and WS Young Drive.

From what police can tell, the suspect or suspects went along breaking out windows to rummage around inside vehicles for loot. Unfortunately, they succeeded in stealing at least 8 handguns, along with ammunition.

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Police have not released further details, but they're asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information that could be helpful to police to contact Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477), bellcountycrimestoppers.com, or via the free P3Tips app for iOS or Android.

All information submitted to Bell County Crime Stoppers is anonymous and confidential, a tip leading to an arrest could net you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Police are reminding everyone to remove and secure belongings instead of leaving them in your car, especially weapons.

That should really go without saying, but how many times have you walked by a car in a crowded parking lot and seen bags, chargers, or even things like laptop cases and phones just lying in plain sight?

 

Even if you hide items away under seats or in your trunk, it may not stop people like whoever was responsible for Monday night's burglaries. It looks like they were hitting random cars just to see what they could find.

Basically, if you value it, don't leave it overnight in your car.

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