Silt residents see recent surge in auto break-ins |

Silt residents see recent surge in auto break-ins

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SILT, Colorado ” Silt Police Chief Levi Burris is warning residents to keep their vehicles locked and windows rolled up and to be on the watch for suspicious behavior.

In the past two weeks, while Glenwood residents have been dealing with home burglaries, Burris said the town of Silt has seen a recent increase in automobile related thefts. Burris reported nine auto incidents between Monday and Tuesday of this week, and at least 12 in the past two weeks.

Most of the incidents involve a person or persons entering the vehicle and taking things of value, according to Burris. One incident led to a motorcycle theft after the suspects entered a car in a driveway, used the garage door opener to gain access to the garage, and stole the bike.

“They are getting rather brazen,” Burris said of the thefts. “We are increasing patrols, and asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to call police.”

Wednesday morning, Burris said that police were called to a residence where a car alarm woke the residents. Upon further investigation, the responding officer discovered three additional auto break-ins.

“I think we’ve just got a group of individuals targeting this type of thing because they are quick and easy,” Burris said.

Burris reminds residents of Silt and the outlying areas to lock vehicles, take the keys out, and not to leave anything of value in plain sight.

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