HEWITT, Texas (KWTX) Hewitt police are trying to identify a woman caught-on-camera scoping out cars around the same time a string of vehicles were burglarized.
(Photo courtesy of Hewitt PD)
Chief Jim Devlin says they believe the woman is responsible for breaking into at least eight vehicles in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 in the older section of town.
The burglaries happened in the 300 block of Russell Ln., the 300 Block of Ivy Ln., and E Wall St.
Surveillance video from two homeowners show the same woman walking through the street, pulling at car door handles to see if they're locked.
"When they don't get the door to open on the vehicle, they move on to somewhere else," he said. "It's very suspicious behavior and we definitely want to get that shut down as quickly as we can."
Police say all of the victims' vehicles were unlocked.
Devlin says only a few small items were taken including some cash and a cosmetics bag.
"They went through glove boxes and center consuls looking for something of value to them," said Devlin. "But it's a little odd because only a few items were missing."
What's even stranger, he says, is that some of the victims reported finding other people's stolen property inside their vehicles.
"It's weird," said Devlin.
Devlin says they have some questions for the female suspect in these videos and asks anyone who recognizes her to give them a call at (254) 666-6272.
In recent years, Hewitt has made a push to try to prevent citizens from becoming victims of motor vehicle burglaries.
HPD has a social media campaign called "The Hewitt Hustle" that reminds people, every night at 9 p.m., to go outside and lock their vehicles.