Midland Police are searching for a man who broke into a car and stole a pair of sunglasses valued at four hundred dollars.
The worst part? The car wasn't even locked. NewsWest 9 explains how most auto burglaries could be avoided.
He walks right up, pulls on the handle, and goes straight for the center console. He made about $400 dollars in one minute of work. Lucky for us, we caught this burglary on tape.
Unfortunately, most citizens don't have cameras in their driveway. That's why it's best just to lock your car door in the first place.
"We talked to some juvenile burglars and they said it's real easy. All they do is walk around their neighborhoods and check for unlocked doors. And they just go from car to car looking for unlocked doors," Sgt. Jimmy Young of the Midland Police Department explained.
In 2014, there were about a thousand auto burglaries in Midland, and 65% of the victims admitted that they had left their vehicles unlocked.
That's why the Midland Police Department has started the Lock It or Lose It Campaign, to bring awareness to citizens about the importance of locking your car door and not leaving your valuables in the vehicle.
If you recognize the person in this video, please call Midland Crime Stoppers at 432-694-TIPS. Meanwhile, don't forget to lock your car doors.