Police in Lafayette have worked more than 700 vehicle burglaries so far this year, according to Cpl. Bridgette Dugas, spokeswoman for the Lafayette Police Department. Of those reported 60% of the vehicles were unlocked and more than 85 guns were stolen.
Police are alerting the public to lock their cars to prevent these guns from ending up in the hands of criminals.
In 2017, more than 1,000 vehicle burglaries were reported in the city limits of Lafayette.
“The only way to end this cycle is to lock your car and remove your valuables from plain sight especially guns,” stated Dugas.