The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to inform citizens about auto burglaries occurring in the city. With the upcoming summer months, and the possibility that friends and family may visit our city and stay at local hotels, the police department wants to pass on information that it has gathered during the month of May.
From May 1 to May 27, there have been 69 reports of auto burglaries at hotels and motels citywide.
Auto burglaries are occurring in hotel and motel parking lots every day of the week. On the average there are more than 2 reported every day.
78% of the auto burglaries occurred between 6 PM and 2 AM.
42% of the time the victim’s vehicle was unlocked.
Miscellaneous power and work tools are by far the most targeted items taken from vehicles. The second most common items taken are personal devices such as cell phones and laptops. Followed by purses, wallets and backpacks.
50 of the 69 vehicles targeted were trucks.
24 were Ford F-series
16 were GMC / Chevrolet
5 were Toyota Tundra
5 were Dodge Ram
The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn our citizens that these types of crimes are occurring in our city. The department does have strategies it plans to implement to address these crimes but we also ask that citizens do their part in protecting their property.
Please be sure to always hide belongings from view.