Quincy, Florida - August 10, 2011 -
Over the past week the Quincy Police Department responded to an increased number of auto burglaries. Most of the burglaries occurred in the historical neighborhoods of Burmah Heights and Lick Skillet. Suspects appear to have canvassed these residential areas after dark checking driveways for unlocked vehicles. Those vehicles found to be unlocked were rummaged through and valuables such as wallets, cash, firearms and cell phones were taken.
On Tuesday, August 9th Investigators with the QPD Criminal Investigation Division were able to take five teenagers into custody and charge them with these crimes. The teens range in age from 13-15 and all reside in Quincy.
To prevent becoming the victim of an auto burglary residents are reminded of the following tips:
• Lock your vehicle or “Lock It Before You Leave It”.
• Never leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets or firearms in a car in plain view of a criminal.
• All valuables should be removed from your vehicle and placed in the trunk or taken inside your home and special care should always be taken to properly secure firearms.