TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - The Trumann community has experienced several car break-ins over this past month and now, the Trumann Police Department has had enough.
According to Assistant Chief Jonathan Redman, 13 is the magic number of break-ins that they have had between April 6 and Friday.
He said these break-ins usually take place late at night when thieves are getting into people's unlocked vehicles, stealing anything of value such as prescription pills, money, wallets and even guns.
Redman told Region 8 News he believed that the nice weather is playing a role in the recent spark in thefts.
"It hadn't been a long winter but it is most definitely starting to warm up out there and we'll see a lot more foot traffic, so that could be a factor," said Redman. "School is about to be out too, so again, we are going to have a lot more foot traffic."
Jimmy Kincaid has lived in Trumann for 12 years and said he doesn't worry about the break-ins because he has faith in the police.
"We have a good police department, and they keep it patrolled pretty well," said Kincaid. "So I have no sweat about that. It's just a few of them that's doing it so they'll catch them sooner or later."
Redman said they have several leads and though he can't tell if the cases are related yet, he said they are doing everything to bring the thieves to justice.
He also wants to remind residents to be sure to remove all valuable items from their vehicles and make sure to keep their vehicles locked at all times.
If you notice any suspicious activity going on, call the Trumann Police Department at (870) 483-6423.
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