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Car Burglars Strike In Several Edmond Neighborhoods

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Car burglars are hitting several Edmond neighborhoods and they're working fast. Police report more than two dozen burglaries in just the past two days.

Doran Markley woke up Wednesday morning to a call from police. They were outside his house in the Timber Ridge neighborhood.

"We left our car out in the driveway for the first time all summer and, coincidentally, my wife left the door open," said Markley.

Thieves took advantage and stole a GPS and couple other things right out of his vehicle.

"I got to thinking ‘Why were we singled out?'" said Markley.

It didn't take him long to figure out he wasn't. The same thing happened to neighbors up and down his street. Police say they believe a group of young men between 13 years old and their early 20's are behind the crimes.

"They usually have a friend that drives them in, let's them out anywhere in the neighborhood. They usually carry a backpack or some kind of duffel bag," explains Edmond Police Capt. Tim Dorsey.

The suspects then walk down the street pulling door handles and looking for unlocked vehicles. Once they find one, they steal what they can, put it in the bag, then move to the next car.

"You see anybody strange in your neighborhood late at night, don't wait," said Dorsey. "Call us immediately. Let us get some guys out there and see if we can find them and see what's going on."

Police are hoping the public can help them catch the group. Edmond typically has 500 car burglaries a year. It's their most popular crime.

In the past two days police report car burglaries in the Timber Ridge, Coffee Creek, Clayton Pond, Windmill, Whispering Creek, Fox Lake, and Old Towne neighborhoods. There have also been burglaries on Douglas Boulevard between 2nd and Danforth, the Sooner and Sorghum Mill Neighborhood, Kickingbird Apartments and Spring Creek apartments.

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