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Join us in thanking these “Good Samaritans” who voluntarily checked to see if your cars were locked during the late/early morning hours of this past weekend. But if that wasn’t enough, apparently so concerned for their fellow citizens, to the cars that were NOT locked, these guys searched diligently through the vehicle to make sure that there were no items of value that bad guys could take.

Do you recognize these guys? We’d like to thank them in person, right?

HAMMMOND – LA – (November 20, 2017) – Multiple vehicle burglaries in residential areas have occurred on the south end of our parish over the past five days. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office began their investigation on November 16, 2017, when incidents were reported in Beau Chateau Subdivision off of Brown Rd. in Ponchatoula.

Additionally, reports were taken form residents in subdivisions off of Club Deluxe Rd. and Maplewood Subdivision off of Adams Rd. and Hwy 22.

Sheriff Edwards says that most residential vehicle burglaries tend to happen early in the early morning hours – with offenders hunting for unlocked vehicles. Items typically stolen include laptops, vehicle registration and insurance cards, credit cards, cash, sunglasses and wallets. Don’t become a victim. LOCK your doors!

Anyone able to identify either of these subjects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Sheriff Edwards offers some tips he has for residents on keeping your stuff safe.

– Lock it: Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended.

– Take it: Take your valuables out of your car when you leave it. If you can’t take your items, lock them in the trunk of glove box, or hide them under the seat or in another compartment.

– Keep it: Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard your property and to prevent becoming a victim.

– Do not leave items of value in plain view in your car. Thieves are looking for laptops, purses, cellphones, wallets, sunglasses, credit cards and anything else they can easily carry away.