Police in Tuscumbia are asking for your help after a string of car burglaries within 24 hours. A viewer sent us this video and said it shows a man rummaging through her family's car with a flashlight. She told us she filed a police report. Tuscumbia police believe this is video of the suspect they're looking for in connection with these car burglaries in the Colonial Heights neighborhood.
WAAY 31's Breken Terry spoke to police about what makes this rash of burglaries different.
Tuscumbia police told WAAY 31 about 8 people's cars were broken into in the Colonial heights area, and the suspect actually broke out people's windows and used tools to get into cars. For people who live in the area, they're on high alert.
"The main thing is to keep everything important inside and in a safe place. If you have a safe keep it there."
Patty McDonald's family lives in the Colonial Heights neighborhood where thieves broke into multiple cars. She called it worrisome.
"I have a sixteen year old grandson and he has a lot of friends that live around here. They walk to each others houses so it's a little scary to think of them out here like that."
Tuscumbia police told WAAY 31 thieves broke into eight cars last Thursday night and Friday morning on Memory Land and Hemlock Street. Police said the suspect broke out people's windows and used tools to get into the cars - even if they were locked.
"It's really mind boggling to me because we have so many elderly families that live around there and we're just concerned about them and us also."
Tuscumbia police said the suspects took guns, money, and pretty much anything of value from the cars. Mary Napier lives on Hemlock Street - she says her neighbors are banding together to be on the look out.
"If they see something at out house out of the norm to call the police."
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