Rash of car burglaries warrants heavy caution

A rash of car burglaries in Brady has local law enforcement and the McCulloch County Crime Stoppers urging area residents to “lock up” before becoming victims themselves. “It’s a good idea to keep vehicles and garage doors locked and to not leave valuables such as purses, cameras and phones in plain sight in a vehicle’ locked or unlocked,” said Bill Derrick with Crime Stoppers. “Don’t make it easy for these guys. Businesses should also leave some lights on (inside and out), and if possible, install a motion light. In addition, Crime Stoppers and law enforcement are also searching for information related to the recent burglary at Burrito Express, located at the corner of South Bridge and 16th Street. The business was burglarized for the second time during the night of Feb. 28 or early Thursday morning March 1. The inside of the building was vandalized in what appeared to be a search for money or valuables. Some change was taken and some meat was also stolen from the freezer. Crime Stoppers offers substantial cash rewards for any credible information that can lead to the arrest of individuals involved in these or any other unsolved crimes in McCulloch County. Informants will remain completely anonymous: no name, address or phone number will be taken. For more information or to report a crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 456-TIPS, the Brady Police Department at 597-2121 or the McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office at 597-2290.

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