Reminder: Lock up your valuables; West Point sees rash of auto burglaries

Apr 1 2013 - 11:34pm

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WEST POINT -- Following a rash of burglaries -- which included the theft of a shotgun -- officers are once more asking residents to lock their vehicles, keep valuables out of sight and to shut garage doors.

Thieves took from vehicles almost anything in plain sight, including a Benelli shotgun, purses, wallets and sunglasses, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.

"We need to keep things locked up, because we're living in a different time," Poulsen said.

The wallets and purses had Social Security cards, driver's licenses, bank cards and credit cards in them.

"This is just a reminder -- it pays to take the time and effort required to protect your credit and identity," Poulsen said.

The thefts were reported Saturday and Sunday. They occurred in the areas of 4100 West to 4950 West and 150 North to 1000 North in West Point. Seven vehicles were burglarized.

Most of the vehicles were unlocked, but the thieves did smash a window in one car to snatch a purse that was visible. The thieves also went into a garage that was left open and took items out of an unlocked car, Poulsen said.

Officers also found a car that had been reported stolen in Weber County in West Point.

One witness confronted two adult male suspects, described as white, tall and all in black. They drove off in a black Suburban, Poulsen said.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call 801-451-4150.

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