Bryan police investigating more car burglaries

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX )- Bryan police are looking into a string of car break-ins similar to those that happened last week along Carter Creek.

On Tuesday, nine vehicle burglaries were reported west of Finfeather Road. The majority happened in the Cottage Grove neighborhood. Police say all of the cars were left unlocked.

"In three instances, there were some items taken, including one of the vehicles itself because the keys were left in the vehicle. Luckily, that was located a short time later down the road," said Bryan Police Officer Kelley McKethan.

"It definitely puts you on a guard a little bit more," said Cambria Scott, who lives in the Cottage Grove neighborhood. She hadn't heard her neighbors on Cottage Grove Circle and other streets got hit.

"We've only been here two months, so we don't have a lot of background here, but it's just a really quiet neighborhood," she said.

"We haven't had any issues with noise or neighbors at all have been super friendly so it's kind of a bummer it's hitting this part of town," said Scott.

Other neighbors found credit cards and other discarded items in their yard. Residents on Amberglow Place said a wallet and gift cards were taken. Not far away on Fawnwood Drive, Mario Gonzalez showed KBTX how a thief stole popsicles from his ice cream van business.

"There’s been a lot of burglaries in this area," said Gonzalez.

“We’re thankful the news is keeping us informed of what is happening," he added.

Gonzalez also said he'd like to see more patrols in this area.

"Luckily, in most of the cases nothing was taken. To me, that's a good thing because people are removing their items. The only thing that we need now is to take the extra step and lock the doors," said McKethan.

"We’re asking for anyone that has cameras that point out to the street to review those cameras from the night of January 7th to the morning of January 8th," said McKethan. She said that someone might have captured the thieves pulling on door handles of other cars in the area.

"We're sure going to lock up from now on," added Scott.

The streets that reported burglaries included: Amberglow Place, Cottage Grove Circle, Fawnwood Drive, Granite Ridge Place, and Forge Hill Road.