Amarillo Police Report January Auto Burglaries Down in Amarillo Compared to 2018

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Amarillo Police are reporting that compared to last year, there have been fewer stolen vehicles reported in January. 

There were 157 reported stolen this year compared to 197 last year. 

Officials report that APD officers will continue to proactively patrol for these thieves and officers ask that you continue to take everything out of your vehicles and lock your doors every night. This is the easiest way to make sure that you will not become the victim of an auto burglary.

Don’t forget about the little things that these thieves are looking for, spare change in cup holders, garage door openers, spare keys, identifying information, electronics cords and many other things that we often don’t think about taking out of our vehicles.

APD would also like to remind everyone to report anything suspicious that they may see. Suspicious people in neighborhoods often get posted on social media groups, but go unreported to the police department. If we don’t know about it we can’t help, so take a minute to call it into the non-emergency line at 378-3038.

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