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Jun 23, 2011 11:22 PM by Shawn Kline

More car burglaries in St. Martin Parish

Car burglars hit a St. Martin Parish neighborhood just outside Breaux Bridge.
15 cars were hit last month --- just recently, seven reported within a four hour span.

"I saw (my husband) fiddling in his truck and I said, 'what's wrong?' He said, 'they took my computer and my GPS.'"

Jackie Boudreaux says her husband's truck was broken into overnight- more than $1500 worth of stuff, gone.

"My husband took a look at the road and he said, 'what is that pile of stuff over there?'" Boudreaux recalled, "come to find out, it was all the stuff taken out of his truck."

Deputies say the burglars went car to car trying the door handles until, bingo- one was left open. Taking anything with value, including jewelry, wallets, GPS, and computers.
What's unique about these burglaries is that all of the stolen items would be set on the side of the road with the burglars coming back just minutes later to pick up their loot.

"They hit some (homes) in the front Main Road." Boudreaux says, "ours, I guess, they didn't get to- we spooked them or somebody spooked them and they didn't get to pick up our stuff."

Deputies say in all of these burglaries, the cars were left unlocked- making it all too easy for criminals.
To give you an idea of just how easy, we took a walk down Main Street in Breaux Bridge. Nearly half of all the vehicles parked on the road were open just by looking inside.
Lessons learned for Boudreaux. When asked if she would lock her doors from now on, she aswered:

"Oh, yes."

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