The Village Police investigating series of car burglaries near fire station

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THE VILLAGE, Okla. - Nearly half a dozen cars were targeted in The Village by thieves.

Village police say so far they have no suspects for on the series of burglaries.

These cars targeted all have something in common, they were all unlocked, leaving an open invitation for the thief to grab the goods.

Video surveillance shows the moment Samantha Morphew got home from bar-tending early Sunday morning.

"So, I got a knock on the door I'd say about 4:45 a.m., I had just went inside and maybe been inside for about 10 minutes," Morphew says.

It was police, letting her know it only took a short amount of time for thieves to find an opportunity.

"I came over and opened the door, my glove, the middle console was open, this was open, stuff was everywhere," Morphew says.

Neighbors here say they felt a sense of security with the fire station being just feet away, but that did not stop thieves from coming in and getting into cars.

"Found unlocked cars, and got in the cars and stole miscellaneous items such as jewelry, and some cash, some coins, some car chargers," Deputy Chief Steve Jagosh with the Village Police Department says.

There were five victims total.

"It just makes you feel icky, somebody else was sitting in your car seat and it's gross," Morphew says.

Police say they took items easy to grab.

"My girlfriend had left her backpack in here and so I came back out here and sure enough that was gone and had about $1,200 in it," Morphew says.

Samantha and other neighbors say they've learned their lesson.

"I just hope they get caught and don't do it to anyone else," Morphew said.

Neighbors remember seeing large footprints near their cars, up to a size 14 shoe.

If you have any information that could help solve this crime, contact Village police.

 

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