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Number of Lindale car burglaries rises to 8, some property recovered

Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department) Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department)
Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department) Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department)
Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department) Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department)
Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department) Vehicle believed to be involved in burglaries (Source: Lindale Police Department)
LINDALE, TX (KLTV) -

The Lindale ISD Police Department has released more information regarding Wednesday's car break-ins at several area businesses.

Lindale ISD Chief of Police Joey King said that in addition to the Punkin Doodles Daycare and Lindale Veterinary Clinic car break-ins reported on Wednesday, wherein a total of three vehicles were burglarized, there were also vehicles hit at Lindale ISD Early Childhood Center. King said that five vehicles were burglarized in the center's parking lot, most likely around 12:10 p.m., after the other two businesses' parking lots were hit by the thieves.

King said that a large amount of property from those burglaries was recovered near the Hampton Inn Hotel in Lindale. He said that the vehicle involved in those robberies was identified as a gray Nissan Altima. The vehicle does not have a front license plate, and it is believed it has a dealer license plate on the rear of the vehicle, according to King.

Chief King asks that anyone who has information regarding this crime or who sees the vehicle call the Smith County Sheriff's Department or the Lindale ISD Police Department.

Related:Several vehicle break-ins reported in Lindale Wednesday

Law enforcement officials stress that citizens should be vigilant to notice unusual vehicles in your area, or anyone who is out of place, who may be hanging around areas where they look out of place.They also say that valuables should never be left in a vehicle, and that vehicles should always be locked.

"Anything that is in plain view, like purses, GPS systems, firearms, computers or even cell phones, attract the attention of thieves. Never leave them in your vehicle. Also, remember to lock the doors of your vehicle at all times," Sgt. Stockwell with the Smith County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday. 

The Smith County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 903-590-2661. The Lindale ISD Police Department's number is 903-881-4066.

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