GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A security camera captured a burglary suspect breaking into a vehicle in the Rambling Creek Addition of Gregg County.
According to the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, several vehicle burglaries have been reported in the northeast area of Gregg County over the past few weeks. The areas include Hwy 259 North, Tryon Road, Sam Page Road and the Rambling Creek Addition that includes Janet Kay Drive, Joan Lane and Rebecca Circle.
Gregg county sheriff’s office investigators say over the past week that over a dozen vehicles were broken into, around the quiet northern county residential area.
“All these may or may not be connected. From time to time we do have sprees break out in different areas,” says Gregg county sheriff’s office lieutenant Josh Tubb.
A suspect was seen riding up on on residence on a bicycle, wearing a hoodie.
Investigators say they were looking for easy targets. Unlocked vehicles.
“One thing that all these have in common, is that the vehicles were unlocked. With valuables inside,” Tubb says.
The target of these burglaries is what investigators have seen many times before. Laptops, cell phones, electronics, even firearms.
“There were firearms in these vehicles. Please when you park your car at night, whether you lock it or not, take your firearm in the house,” the lieutenant says.
With the likelihood that this group will move on to do the same in another area, there is some urgency in the investigation.
They want to know if any strange vehicle or person was seen in the area prior to the burglaries.
“If you’re able to help identify the subjects involved, we ask that you contact the Gregg county sheriff’s office,” says Tubb.
The sheriff’s office asks people to be sure to take all your valuables and weapons out of your vehicle and lock the doors. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood in the late evening or early morning hours, please contact the Sheriff’s Office so that a unit can be sent to investigate.
If you can identify the suspect in the video, contact Investigator Alford at 903-236-8454 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP