The Owasso Police Department said it is normal to see an uptick in car break-ins around the holiday season. Some living in the city claimed thieves have stolen items out of cars recently in the middle of the night.
Owasso Police Deputy Chief Jason Woodruff told News On 6, most of the break-ins in the last month are a result of car doors being left unlocked. It is common for people to have valuable items in their car when doing things like Christmas shopping.
From the start of November until mid-December, 20 car burglaries have been reported to Owasso Police. Deputy Chief Woodruff said the number is on par with previous years for this time of the year.
He said the town’s crime rate is historically low compared to those of surrounding cities, but Owasso is not immune to all crime.
“There's people out there who are up to no good that may be looking for an easy target and an unlocked car with an expensive item laying out sometimes makes that target,” said Deputy Chief Woodruff.
Woodruff said the easiest thing someone can do is to lock their doors and refrain from leaving anything valuable out in plain sight.