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Local water park hit by thieves, 7 cars burglarized

EDMOND, Okla. – Fun in the Sun radiates through the Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond.

Before you travel into the park, make sure you do not leave your valuable in the car.

The summer family hot spot was part of a burglary spree Saturday afternoon between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to Jenny Monroe from the Edmond Police Department.

Monroe said, “They all happened within a two hour time frame. How they got into the car was exactly the same, so we think that they are all connected.”

At least seven vehicles burglarized in or near the parking lot of Pelican Bay.

In all cases a vehicle window was smashed and suspects grabbed what was in view.

There was also a break-in at Stephenson Park and one at the Dog Park along 33rd street in Edmond.

The recent burglaries have people like Edmond resident Kayla Jennings,  changing their ways.

Jennings said, “Yeah, I’ll admit it, I always leave my wallet and stuff in the car but I’m always going to take it now.”

Some of the things stolen include purses, cash, bags, a laptop and even a leather jacket.

The City of Edmond is aware of the crime spree and spokesperson Casey Moore said they are taking action.

Moore said, “They will be posting signs to let people know. Employees as they are coming and going are going to try to be more aware of things coming and going to try to help out as well. “

Police ask that people don’t leave any of their valuables in parked vehicles.