Bold thieves burglarize cars and leave messages in Pointe Coupee
POINTE COUPEE - Thieves have swiped cash, guns and much more out of several vehicles in Pointe Coupee Parish over the past few weeks.
Sheriff Bud Torres is now sending a stern warning to those criminals who are looking to burglarize more vehicles.
Brogan Gurr said his car was broken into on Monday, and that locking his car door has never been a concern because of the rural area he lives in.
"I got a long driveway they come up all the way up the road, all the way down my driveway it's pretty bold of somebody to do," Gurr said.
A deer camera captured a picture of a person on Gurr's property early Monday morning. Gurr said he put the camera outside his home three weeks ago but wasn't expecting to capture anything out of the ordinary.
"My car was parked out there I was leaving to go to work and as soon as I got in it, I looked in my wallet and everything was out of my wallet all the cards were pulled out of it--checkbook.They didn't take any of the cards or checkbooks or anything just all the cash I had in it. They took all my cash," Gurr said.
Gurr said after he reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office, he was surprised to learn of the number of car burglaries taking place in the area.
"Within 5-10 miles of the same area, same instance they broke in a few vehicles and stole all the cash out of the vehicles," Gurr said.
Another vehicle in the area that was broken into also had several foul messages written on the victim's truck. Sherriff Torres is urging residents to take simple measures in order to not become an easy target.
"Lock your house, lock your car, leave the lights on outside and make yourself less of a target you know because the break-ins that we have had has been in vehicles that were left unlocked," Torres said.
As for Gurr, he's got a simple message for the suspects responsible for the recent burglaries.
"When it comes down to it, whoever doing it will get caught and probably get themselves in a bad situation and get themselves hurt trying to steal somebody's property," Gurr said.