Amarillo Business Burglaries On The Rise - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Amarillo Business Burglaries On The Rise

Corporal Jerry Nuefeld says the Amarillo P.D. is addressing the problem by putting extra patrols on the streets and providing security surveys to businesses. Corporal Jerry Nuefeld says the Amarillo P.D. is addressing the problem by putting extra patrols on the streets and providing security surveys to businesses.

Business owners be cautioned.  

The Amarillo Police Department received 20 burglary calls last night, and the majority were from businesses.

Built Well Automotive was one of the businesses hit Sunday night, leaving business owner Steven Woodard with more than $5,000 dollars in damage to his shop.  "To tell you the truth, I don't even know if it's worth being in business anymore. As much money as I have to spend out of here I don't really make a decent living anymore." Woodard said.

According to the Amarillo Police Department business burglaries have risen 11% since this time last year and the thieves are targeting small businesses. Corporal Jerry Nuefeld says the Amarillo P.D. is addressing the problem by putting extra patrols on the streets and providing security surveys to businesses. 

"We come out, look around the business property and say you might want to change the lock here, put additional lighting there. Maybe some stuff around the building structure itself."

Nuefeld also says these burglaries are not slowing down and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

 

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Easy Math:Viewing math from a different angle

    Easy Math:Viewing math from a different angle

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:09 PM EST2017-12-15 00:09:31 GMT

    Behind the doors of the WT Enterprise Center, is Easy Math, an app founded by local entrepreneurs who want to humanize math and allow 6th graders through college students see math from a different angle.

    Behind the doors of the WT Enterprise Center, is Easy Math, an app founded by local entrepreneurs who want to humanize math and allow 6th graders through college students see math from a different angle.

  • Good News with Doppler Dave

    Good News with Doppler Dave

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:24 PM EST2017-12-14 21:24:37 GMT
    SOURCE: KFDASOURCE: KFDA

    It is a big world that we live in. Billions of people share this planet together, and events occur every single day that make the news. 

    It is a big world that we live in. Billions of people share this planet together, and events occur every single day that make the news. 

  • Colorectal cancer continues to affect the Panhandle

    Colorectal cancer continues to affect the Panhandle

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:18 PM EST2017-12-14 21:18:29 GMT

    Screening for colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., can now be done in the comfort of your own home at no cost. 

    Screening for colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., can now be done in the comfort of your own home at no cost. 

Powered by Frankly