Residents concerned with Auburn theft crimes - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Residents concerned with Auburn theft crimes

(Source: Parker Branton/WTVM) (Source: Parker Branton/WTVM)
(Source: Google Maps) (Source: Google Maps)
(Source: Parker Branton/WTVM) (Source: Parker Branton/WTVM)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Theft cases are totaling in at about 50 over the last week and they aren’t necessarily catered to one specific area.

According to police reports, they range anywhere from West Magnolia Avenue to Springwood Drive.

The value of the property reported in these cases ranges anywhere from greater than $2,500 to less than $500.

“A lot of economic desperation in the area that’s motivating people to make money in ways that are illegal," says Auburn resident Marc Anthony.

“It kind of makes you not want to leave your book bag in your car anymore," says another resident, Allie Harper.

Some say people aren’t simply falling safety precautions

"Which means not leaving your car unlocked while you run into Winn Dixie for 15 minutes," Anthony says.

Others aren’t bothered by the number

“I do feel safe," says Auburn resident Claire Bowling. 

Last Tuesday, there were 13 cases of theft reported in just one day: 2 reported on Barkley Crest Circle, one on Graystone Lane, another on Fieldstone Lane, and various other places.

“Watch your items because people want to steal them and make money off them,” says Anthony.

“Be more precautious and kind of keep your eyes in the back of your head kind of thing because you really never know when someone is going to come up and take your stuff, which no one wants," says Harper. 

Auburn Police say these crimes range from theft from residents, vehicles, shoplifting, theft of articles from vehicles, yards, as well as telephone scams, and internet thefts. 

These are all different offenses perpetrated by various methods and individuals, combining them (or their numbers) in the same category gives the impression that there is an increase or uptick in these type offenses, when there isn’t, according to police, who says they are continuing their goal to decrease the number of crimes committed and keeping residents safe. 

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:25:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>
  • Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

    Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:20:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:48:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Standing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    More >>

    Standing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    More >>
  • US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:09:37 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:48:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly