April 08, 2014
Over the past two months, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Tallahassee Police Department have received 398 vehicle burglary reports (LCSO-168 and TPD-230). In almost all of these cases, the suspects entered unlocked vehicles and removed valuables such as electronics, money and firearms.
LCSO and TPD are urging citizens to always lock vehicles and remove items such as cell phones, computers, gps units, purses and any other valuables. Also, make a list of the valuables you travel with and be sure to record the make, model and serial numbers of these
items. If you discover that you have been the victim of a vehicle burglary, contact your local law enforcement as soon as possible without disturbing any possible evidence.
Both the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office are working together, following up on investigative leads, conducting interviews and collecting evidence in order to locate those responsible for these incidents.
Anyone with information about these crimes can contact TPD at (850) 891-4200, LCSO at (850) 606-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.
Lt. James McQuaig, Public Information Officer, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, (850) 606-3342; David Northway
Public Information Officer, Tallahassee Police Department, (850) 891-4255