UPDATE: Vehicle used in burglary spree located in Odessa

UPDATE: Vehicle used in burglary spree located in Odessa
Photo of a truck similar to the truck that was stolen. (Source: Odessa Police Department)
(Source: Odessa Police Department)
(Source: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - UPDATE: The Odessa Police Department tells us the 2008 Ford Utility truck that was used to commit four burglaries in Odessa earlier this week has been located.

We're told the vehicle was located in the 2100 block of W. 6th St.

Police said the vehicle was located when officers responded to a suspicious activity call.

We're told a complainant told police that someone was spray painting the side of a white Ford Utility truck.

An investigation showed that the truck was the same vehicle used to commit the burglaries.

Currently, no arrests have been made in connection to the burglaries.

If you have any information, contact Odessa Police at (432) 335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.


UPDATE: The Odessa Police Department is releasing some new details about the vehicle that was used to commit the four burglaries in Odessa.

We're told an investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2008 Ford Utility Truck, had been reported stolen the night before while parked at the Landmark Apartments. The vehicle is bearing Texas license plate 1222961 and still hasn't been located.

Authorities said the logo on the side of the stolen truck should say "Odessa Housing Authority" or "Housing Authority City of Odessa."

If you have seen the vehicle, contact Odessa Police at (432) 335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.


Odessa Police is investigating a series of overnight burglaries.

Two pawn shops and a liquor store were broken into during the 3 a.m. hour, an attempted break in at a gun store also happened around that time.

"All four burglaries occurred just within miles apart and within minutes of each other," said Cpl. Steve LeSueur with the Odessa Police Department.

Police tell us there is a strong possibility the same suspects are responsible for the string of burglaries.

The first call came in at 3:24 a.m. at the Cash America Pawn Shop on North County Road West. Investigation there revealed two men forced entry into the business and went for the firearms on display, which they left empty.

They also took several purses and caused about $2,000 in damages.

"They knew exactly what they wanted and then they would take off," said LeSueur.

Just seven minutes later, police responded to the Cash America Pawn on North Grant where two men used a vehicle to force entry into the store.

There they stole 11 rings, seven watches, two silver bracelets, one Pandora bracelet, three silver pendants and four knives.

Damages to the front gate and door are estimated to be $4,500.

A third call came in at 3:42 a.m. where police went out to the Gun Sport LTD on North Dixie.

Two subjects tried to break in through a window, but failed. They fled the scene on foot after causing damages to the front door.

The Halftime liquors on North County Road West was hit at 3:52 a.m.

The suspects there were able to force entry through the front door.

According to the Odessa Police Department, the suspects hooked a rope or chain from a vehicle to the security gate before tearing it off the wall.

They took approximately $1,150 worth of liquor and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

The owner was too devastated to go on camera, but she says this is tough on small business. She's put more than a decade of work in and now she has to replace her front door and deal with the loss of more than a thousand dollars in merchandise.

The men are believed to be Hispanic or white, wearing gloves. one was wearing camouflage hoodie and second was wearing a blue or black shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call (432) 333-TIPS.

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