“We worry all the time,” Mustang residents say thieves are targeting their homes for the holidays

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MUSTANG, Okla. - Dustin Wooten says he parks his work truck in the same spot every night under the careful watch of a surveillance camera.

"When I came out that morning, they were all sticking out like that," said Wooten.

After noticing that his door handles were out-of-place, he checked the surveillance footage and was shocked by what he saw.

"He opened this one up and was in there feeling around and touching things," Wooten said.

While nothing was taken from Wooten's truck, he now worries that his neighbors will become a target for the alleged thieves.

His neighbor wasn't so lucky.

All of the windows in her Cadillac SUV were broken.

"You never know what's in someone's heart," she said. "Anybody can do anything I suppose. Just stay guarded, I'm more guarded now."

Karla Beavers regularly visits her grandmother, who lives in the area.

"We worry all the time about her safety here. My parents live around here and check on her every day," Beavers said.

She says she hopes police will increase patrols and residents will keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

"Maybe more police watch in the neighborhood, that might help. Having police drive through now and then to check on things, especially right here on this main road," Beavers said.

"Everybody works hard for their property, their tools, whatever it may be and you got other people out there trying to destroy it, steal it," Wooten said.

The Mustang Police Department says it is investigating thefts in the neighborhood near Hwy 152 and Westchester.

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