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Auto Thefts On The Rise

Cpl. Jerry Neufeld says it's not happening in one area of town, it's happening all over day and night. Cpl. Jerry Neufeld says it's not happening in one area of town, it's happening all over day and night.

More and more people in Amarillo are victims of vehicle theft. It's a problem that has increased every year for the past three years.

In fact, at the rate we are going now, the number of auto thefts this year will easily surpass lasts years total of 1098.  In July alone, 108 people reported a stolen vehicle. Out of those 108 reports, 58 people left their keys in their vehicle, giving crooks the perfect opportunity to take the car.

Amarillo Police say it's not happening in one area of town, it's happening all over day and night. While you can not prevent every theft you can decrease your chances by taking your keys out of the car and locking  the doors.

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