Dumas, TX- Burglaries are increasing in Dumas and police are asking residents for their help.
Dumas police have seen a nearly 25-percent jump in burglaries compared to this time last year, with eight just in the last few days.
It's mostly vehicles being targeted according to Dumas police but homes are also being broken into, because of the increase police are asking residents to be mindful.
"Keep their vehicles locked, make sure their vehicles are locked at night, make sure their windows are rolled up, make sure they lock their residences and shut their garage doors, especially if they are not going to be around," said Sgt. Nick Jordan with the Dumas Police Department.
In a Facebook warning police also told residents to watch for teens walking around at night.
"It seems to be happening late at night, usually between 10 PM and say 8 am, we haven't really narrowed down a time yet. They are just taking anything that is left, available in the vehicle, mostly unlocked vehicles, we haven't had any windows broken out or anything," added Jordan.
Police say there is a resource for residents when it comes to tracking these crimes, a software they've had in place for a few months now that allows residents to track where crimes are taking place.
Not only will they be informed, Sergeant Jordan says they will also be able to help potentially find the culprits.
"We will take tips on anything, it doesn't necessarily have to be these burglaries, but any type of crime, city ordinance violation, suspicious activity whatever they want to send in we will take it," said Jordan.
To find out how to access the Dumas crime tracking software, visit, http://www.dumaspd.com/dpd2_015.htm