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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 4:30 am

Burglaries and thefts continue to be the most notable crimes reported to the Harker Heights Police Department, said Lt. Loretta Fox.

The first burglary in the last week was reported at 9:30 a.m. March 25 in the 200 block of South Mary Jo Drive. Suspects took tools from a pickup truck. The second burglary of a vehicle, where an undetermined amount of cash and CDs were stolen, was reported at 10:41 a.m. March 25 in the 500 block of Hogan Drive.

“In these cases the doors were unlocked, so lock your vehicles, toolboxes and trucks,” Fox said.

The next incident was a theft reported at 1:10 p.m. March 25 in the 600 block of East Central Texas Expressway. Police arrested Richard Roberts III on charges of theft and evading arrest after he allegedly shoplifted a case of beer. Another shopping theft was reported at 1:35 p.m. March 26 at a business in the 2000 block of Heights Drive.

“Two shoplifters (in separate cases) ran into vehicles, and luckily the clerks were able to get the license plates,” Fox said. The stolen items were recovered.

Another burglary was reported at 10:30 a.m. March 26 at a residence in the 1400 block of Cedar Oaks Lane. Suspects stole jewelry and damaged the home’s doorway while gaining entry.

An air conditioning unit was taken from a vacant residence in the 100 block of East Bob White Lane between 8 a.m. and 1:56 p.m. March 26, according to police reports.

“That’s a high dollar expense because of the copper so have someone watch your house if it’s vacant,” Fox said, adding that the burglaries last week were scattered across the city and did not appear to be related.

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