Crime Stoppers: Police seek trio wanted for car break-ins
We seek a trio of car burglars, this week. They steal together and they shop together. We have up to $1,000 reward cash to make sure they are booked together, as well.
If you leave anything of value in your vehicle, be it overnight or for a few minutes, you could end up being a crime victim. The bad guys are opportunists and if they spot something, they will break a window, take it, and take off.
"It doesn't matter where you are or what time of day," said Chattanooga Police Officer Rob Simmons, "thieves will take advantage of you."
Case in point: this week's victim was parked for dinner, a little over an hour, well before sunset on May 27th when their vehicle was broken into in a public lot.
"During that burglary," explained Off. Simmons, "three credit cards were stolen out of the vehicle."
The cards were used, quickly, by three guys, all at once, at the Ft. Oglethorpe Walmart.
"Yes," Simmons continued. "They all used them at Walmart, at the same time, individually, at three different registers. So, we know they were together. We know they came from the same car. So, we just want to put an identity with these three guys so we can move forward."
The pictures we have from surveillance video are remarkably clear. They might help even if you do not exactly know the bad guys.
"If they could lead us to someone who might know who these individuals are or maybe...they don't remember the name, but they know where they went to school," continued Officer Simmons, "any small bit of confirmation about these three people will be very helpful."
If we round them up, not only could you earn reward cash, it could keep you from being their next victim.
"Sometimes criminals don't just start the worst crimes," Simmons said. "They start at the petty crimes and work their way up. So, if we can modify behavior now for these individuals, hopefully we can prevent things in the future from happening."
Up to $1,000 could be yours if you can help. Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
That number is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we will never ask for your name.