String of car burglaries hit Ascension

POSTED: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:06am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Car break-ins are on the rise in Ascension Parish, but the sheriff's department says with a little common sense, it's a crime that could be avoided.

Authorities say the burglars are targeting unlocked vehicles. For the past two months, criminals are moving from area to area snatching
electronics, jewelry, and large sums of cash from several cars each night.

The sheriff's office is telling residents to just lock their cars and hide any valuables from view. They're asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.