Several Moore Cars Targeted By Burglar

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 7:36 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois

Neighbors in Moore aren’t backing down after several cars were broken into and ransacked this week.

Security footage has victims wondering if they’re all being hit by the same car burglar.

Footage taken overnight Wednesday shows a man walking up to a house and turning around when he sees the camera.

The woman who captured the video near Westmoore Elementary posted it to social media.

She claims several of her neighbors had their cars broken into by the man.

Ricky Gilbert lives just moments away and was also targeted.

The back window of his truck was broken into and the vehicle was ransacked overnight Saturday.

“My car was secured, and it's not like he could look in it and see that there's something of value in it, because there wasn't nothing of value in it. Just an old gym bag,” Ricky Gilbert said.

Police say typically the cars broken into are unlocked.

“It's difficult for us to combat that if the vehicles are being left unlocked. It's really easy and quick for them to get in and out and they're difficult at times to catch,” Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

Lewis says the car burglaries go in spurts.

For some reason the west side of the city seems to be the target this week.

“You'll have one neighborhood that will get a few cars broken into and then it kind of just varies each night it's a different area,” Lewis said.

However, thanks to cameras and social media, it’s easier than ever for victims like Gilbert to connect, share stories, and warn others.

“I’m not the only one. There's somebody out there and this somebody's doing this to random people and he needs to be caught,” Gilbert said.

Moore police recommend people lock their cars and keep them in the garage if possible.