Paragould police investigate multiple car break-ins

Paragould police investigate multiple car break-ins

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Paragould police are investigating a string of car break-ins that took place over the past week and a half.

"There was a lot of activity at night that wasn't normally out when the weather was bad, when it was cold," Lt. Scott Snyder told Region 8 News. "It's not uncommon, I mean, it's unfortunate but it's kind of a cycle. We see a little spike about this time of year every spring."

The most recent break-ins happened Monday night.

The areas targeted were within a few hundred feet of each other.

In total, three car break-ins were reported to police Tuesday morning.

Those break-ins were reported at Woodford Place, Winston Place and Happy Go Lucky Lane. All three of those are dead-end streets located near Court Street in Paragould.

Paragould Police told Region 8 News that it's likely the person responsible for the car break-ins walked around multiple streets in that area checking for unlocked cars.

Lt. Snyder said all of the victims last night left their vehicles unlocked, making it easy for the suspect.

"Nobody wants to get caught," Lt. Snyder said. "With vehicle alarms and just the glass breakage itself, most people are just gonna hit the door, move onto the next one until they find an open vehicle."

Lt. Snyder told Region 8 News that over the past 10 days, about seven car break-ins have been reported.

Police aren't releasing exactly what was taken just yet as these cases are still under investigation.

Lt. Snyder said detectives are following up on leads and anyone with information should call police.

Additionally, Lt. Snyder said to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

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