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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:30 am

The Harker Heights Police Department is seeking three people believed to have broken into about a dozen vehicles in the Skipcha housing community early Sunday.

The burglaries occurred within a two or three block radius, said Sgt. Roosevelt Wilson Jr., police department spokesman.

“They just walked around and pulled on car doors until they found doors that were open,” he said. “Officers attempted to apprehend the suspects, but they escaped into the darkness.”

Witnesses described the suspects as young white males. The crimes took place around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Several other thefts were reported throughout the week, Wilson said. A cellphone and knife were reported stolen at 9 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Cox Drive. Two vehicle burglaries were reported at 3 a.m. in the 2100 block of Modoc Drive and 7 a.m. Monday in the 5100 block of Kudu Trail. Clothing, sunglasses and important documents were taken, Wilson said.

Suspects also took credit cards, a checkbook and hundreds of CDs from another vehicle on April 8 in the 400 block of Cottonwood Drive.

“In most cases, all citizens can prevent theft by taking valuables out of their vehicles,” Wilson said. “Keeping valuables where they can be seen will only invite thieves.”

Police also indicated:

  • A burglary of a residence was reported at 12 p.m. April 2 in the 1500 block of Dakota Trace.
  • A burglary of a residence was reported between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. April 3 in the 600 block of Totem Trail.
  • A burglary of a residence was reported between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. April 6 in the 1700 block of Harley Drive.
  • A theft was reported at 3:15 p.m. April 4 in the 1500 block of Meyer Trail.
  • A theft was reported at a business at 7 p.m. April 4 in the 2000 block of Heights Drive.
  • A theft was reported at a business between Jan. 21 and April 8 in the 200 block of East Central Texas Expressway.
  • A theft was reported at a business at 7 p.m. April 8 in the 1500 block of Indian Trail.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a business at 8 a.m. April 4 in the 300 block of West Central Texas Expressway.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 4 p.m. April 4 in the 1500 block of Maya Trail.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 9:48 a.m. April 5 in the 100 block of West Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 3 p.m. April 5 in the 700 block of Edwards Drive.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 7 a.m. April 2 in the 100 block of east Bobwhite Lane.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 2:30 a.m. April 6 in the 800 block of Trail Crest Drive.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 2 p.m. April 6 in the 1500 block of Maya Trail.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence at 1:37 p.m April 8 in the 2100 block of Tye Valley Road.
  • A criminal mischief complaint was reported at a residence on April 8 in the 1500 block of Indian Trail.

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