Police remind residents of the east coast to lock vehicles after several incidents were filmed
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – Surveillance video shows a man with his face covered searching for unlocked vehicles this week in a neighborhood of Spanish Fort. It’s something Spanish Fort Police Chief John Barber says happens more often this time of year.
âDuring the summer, you see break-ins resume during the summer and on vacation. 90% of them will be unlocked vehicles. You will have a group of individuals going from aisle to aisle pulling on doorknobs, âsaid Chief Barber.
Fortunately, in this case, the doors were locked, but a few miles south of Daphne, police believe a suspect on camera could be responsible for the guns, money and jewelry taken from unlocked vehicles in the communities of Stratford Glen and Winged Foot.
âThere is no community that is absent from crime, so you have to make sure that you are doing your part,â said Barber.
For months, Chief Barber and his officers went door-to-door through neighborhoods as part of the new Fort Knocks initiative. This week they will be spending time in the Stone Brook Subdivision and stepping up their patrols.
âTalk to some people about what happened over the weekend and remind them face to face to be vigilant, make sure you click that button and hear that horn that lets you know that the vehicle is actually locked, âsaid Chief Barber, speaking of the new door-to-door program he has implemented in the communities of Spanish Fort.
The ministry will also meet with various homeowners associations over the coming days and weeks. If you have information on recent incidents, you can call the police and remain anonymous.