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19 Burglaries In 1 Night Investigated In Weatherford

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WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) - Weatherford Police said reports of vehicle burglaries started pouring in around 8:45 a.m. Sunday.  

Police said in all, 19 reports have been taken, which included 16 vehicle burglaries, one home burglary, one theft of a firearm, and one stolen vehicle.

Police said most of the burglaries happened in the area of the Westwood addition, along with other neighborhoods on the southwest side of the city.

Weatherford Police detectives said they believe each of these incidents are related due to the time frame (Saturday night into early Sunday morning) and close proximity to one another.

According to reports, most if not all of the burglarized vehicles were left unlocked.

Among the items stolen from one of the burglaries was a grey in color Kel-Tec .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

In addition, a silver two-door 2001 Cadillac Eldorado passenger car was stolen from a residence on Westbriar Drive. The Cadillac displayed a temporary license plate of 23C9067 on the back of the car.

Based on surveillance video at least two individuals are believed to be involved in the crimes.

"The majority of all vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Approximately 70 percent of all vehicle burglaries in the City of Weatherford occur because the vehicle has been left unlocked either in a driveway, street or parking lot," said interim Deputy Chief Chris Crawford.

Weatherford detectives have no solid leads on the suspects and are seeking the public's assistance to help us solve this case.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the individuals that perpetrated this crime.

Anyone with information can contact Parker County Crime Stoppers at 817-599-5555 or 1-800-942-STOP, or visit the Parker County Crime Stoppers website.

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