Paradise police investigating rise in smash-and-grab burglaries

Dec 15, 2014 1:00 PM by News Staff

Paradise police are warning car owners to stop leaving valuables visible inside parked cars, saying they've seen a jump in the number of smashed car windows over the past few days.

According to police, the burglaries began in early November and have continued through the past weekend. Since December 5, officers have taken 10 vehicle burglary reports, including three over the weekend.

Most of the burglaries involve the smashing of windows and the items taken include purses, presents, electronics and high dollar items visible inside the vehicle. Most of the vehicle burglaries have occurred in the parking lots of local businesses.

Investigators are working the cases and following leads. The woman pictured here used a stolen credit card at Kmart. The card was taken during a smash and grab that occurred on Pentz Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Paradise Police Department at 872-6241. Callers can remain anonymous by calling the Paradise Police Department's tip line at 895-7611.

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