Hammond Police Issue Warning After Rash of 40+ Vehicle Break-ins

By | July 11, 2017

Source: Hammond Police Department
All residents are being cautioned to make sure their vehicles are secured properly at all times. Look around inside your vehicle before you exit to make sure there are no valuables (cash, jewelry, cell phones and other electronics, gift bags, etc…) visible from outside of your vehicle that might give a thief reason to break in.

July 11, 2017-Hammond Police are warning residents to keep their vehicles locked and remove all valuables from vehicles after a rash of vehicle break-ins. According to a statement from the Hammond Police Department “within the past few weeks we have had a significant increase in overnight thefts from vehicles across the city. In the past two weeks we have had 34 reports of vehicle break-ins by (for the most part) unknown suspects. We have attached maps showing the locations of this activity (exact addresses we covered intentionally for the privacy of the residents). As we all know these suspects work in small groups checking streets for parked cars with unlocked doors and/or valuables in plain view. While most of these incidents have been thefts from unlocked cars, several were instances where windows were shattered to gain entry into the vehicle. Over the past few days officers have been out speaking with many residents about how these thefts can possibly be prevented, and increasing awareness. When speaking with various residents we learned of several more vehicle break-ins that were not reported, so the true number of recent break-ins is well over 40. Patrol officers have been directed to keep an extra watch in their beats after dark for possible suspects, particularly in the areas on the attached maps.”

“In reference to the Robertsdale break-ins, one victim was able to chase a suspect off and they were described as a Hispanic male wearing a white shirt they ran to a white vehicle that had a driver inside waiting. We have also included a photo captured from video of the suspect vehicle from the break-in in the 1300 block of Davis. We know it’s a really bad photo but it’s the best we have at this time.”

“All residents are being cautioned to make sure their vehicles are secured properly at all times. Look around inside your vehicle before you exit to make sure there are no valuables (cash, jewelry, cell phones and other electronics, gift bags, etc…) visible from outside of your vehicle that might give a thief reason to break in.”

2 thoughts on “Hammond Police Issue Warning After Rash of 40+ Vehicle Break-ins

  1. Jen shannon

    Maybe Hammond should do their damn job and catch them. They have one of the larger police departments and apparently are only trained to catch 30 lb dogs that are running by just shooting to kill. Hammond hasn’t arrested ONE person in connection to over 57 robberies burglaries and more at the fw store. They are a poor excuse of a department There is a small handful of officers that Are amazing. The rest have egos the size of a vehicle and hearts of cold stone. They have absolutely no concern for our citizens or residents. It’s ridiculous really.

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  2. Teena Dugan

    Why not set up a sting? Load some parked cars with wrapped presents. Packages. Bags. WHatever. THen wait.

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