Several burglaries have been reported in the Whispering Pines neighborhood in Longview (Source: KLTV staff)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Longview officials say they found a stash of stolen items worth thousands of dollars.
Officers will not say exactly where they found the items but did say several burglaries have been reported over the last few months in the Whispering Pines neighborhood off of Alpine road.
Police say cars were broken into and property was stolen, in some cases right out of homeowners yards.
"It's been going on for some time. From homes, vehicles, storage sheds. It was just a big variety of items. There wasn't one specific item they were targeting," says Longview police officer Kristie Brian.
But Friday a breakthrough came when police found the stash of stolen property.
"I'm really mystified and surprised. This is the first I'd heard about it. We had a couple of unusual things happen," says area homeowner Ron Wade.
Those unusual things were strangers showing up to Wade's front door demanding entry.
"We had a gentleman come to our door and was insisting on coming in. Luckily, we have a TV security system. And I know that the neighbors had someone insisting on coming into their house," Wade says.
Police say for months they have been trying to solve a number of thefts and auto break-ins in the Page and Eden Road areas.
Unfortunately, police say not all of the thefts were reported, so they don't exactly know who to give stolen property back to.
"Many of those items we were not able to find the owner for whatever reason, people have not made reports that these items were stolen," Brian says.
The search now is for the suspects responsible for the thefts.
Investigators say anyone whose property was stolen from the Whispering Pines area should contact Longview police.
All of the stolen items officers found are being held at the Longview Police Department.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:57:06 GMT
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