Car burglars take guns, money, and other valuables in Tuscumbia

Car burglars break into at least eight cars in a 24 hour time frame.

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 2:06 PM

A string of car burglaries within 24 hours has Tuscumbia police asking the public for help in finding the culprits.

Tuscumbia police said last Thursday night and into Friday morning is when they believe multiple people's cars were broken into.

Police said about eight people have filed reports. Most of the car burglaries happened in the Colonial Heights area on Memory Lane and Hemlock Street.

"The main thing is to keep everything important inside and in a safe place. If you have a safe keep it there," said Patty McDonald, who has family members living in that area.

Police said the suspects broke out people's windows and used tools to get into the cars, even if they were locked. Police said the suspects stole guns, money, and pretty much anything of value in the cars.

"It's really mind boggling to me, because we have so many elderly families that live around here. We're just concerned about them and us also," said Mary Napier, who lives on Hemlock Street.

Napier said she and her neighbors have banded together to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

"If they see something at our house out of the norm to call the police and we told them we would do the same. We have to look out for each other," said Napier.

Tuscumbia police are asking anyone with information to please come forward and give them a call at 256- 383-3121. Police are also urging residents to take anything of value out of their cars at night.

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