Police probing string of car burglaries

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:10pm
Staff reports

Franklin police are investigating a string of car burglaries in Forrest Crossing and Riverview subdivisions in the last three weeks.

In each of the eight instances, the victims were easy targets because their vehicles were left unlocked and unattended. The thieves stole a variety of electronics including GPS units, laptops and iPods.

Police used the rash of burglaries to warn residents that they can greatly reduce their chances of being the victim of an auto burglary by simply locking their car doors, keeping windows rolled up when the vehicle is unattended, and not leaving valuables in parked cars.

Anyone with information with information on the burglaries should call Franklin police at 794-2513 or send an anonymous tip by texting the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 6/9/10 at 6:07

Lock your car, even if you are only going 10 feet for 5 seconds.
I have trouble feeling sorry for the victims, aside from sympathy for their lack of intelligence.

By: BenDover on 6/9/10 at 7:16

It really bugs the crap out of me to need to fool with locks and keys all of the time. How much better our society would be if people would just act right.

Somehow I knew from the headline that some idiot would be here blaming the victims.

By: MeretriciousCreation on 6/9/10 at 7:35

Yes and I would like it if everyone were given a pot of gold and we could all caper and dance with unicorns in a field made of wishes and rainbows!
There's never been a point in any society where everyone was" acting right," so it's just plain naive to think that it will suddenly come about now. I'm not saying that it's not sad that people have to lock up everything all the time, I'm not saying it's not disgusting that criminals more or less roam free, but people who refuse to take simple steps to protect themselves do not deserve my sympathy. Plain and simple that's what Kosh was saying, not that they are at fault, but that they are undeserving of sympathy. Or Kosh's and mine, anyway.
Again I am not trying to justify the crime or say that they got what they deserved, but I'm not going to feel bad that their luxury items (that shouldn't have been stored in plain sight in a LOCKED car) were stolen from their unlocked cars.