Harlingen Police Investigating Car Burglaries

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HARLINGEN - The Harlingen Police Department is investigating after a string of car burglaries along one street on the city's east side. Nineteen vehicles parked along Poinciana Street were burglarized on Friday. Police say the doors of every vehicle that was burglarized were unlocked.

"Every once in a while, you forget. You get home at the end of the day, it's late, you want to get in the house and you don't lock the car. That's basically what happened," said Alan Libke whose vehicle was broken into. 

Police are now searching for a male suspect who was wearing a hooded shirt as he randomly checked door handles on parked vehicles. If you might have information about this case, you're asked to call the Harlingen-area Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS (8477).

The Harlingen Police Department says crimes like this can be avoided. They advise vehicle owners to lock their doors and windows and, if at all possible, to use car alarms. You're also asked to report any and all suspicious activity to local law enforcement.


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