Ascension detectives looking for burglar in multiple car break-ins

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities in Ascension Parish have been warning residents for months-- the best way to avoid becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary is to lock your doors.

But, burglars were once again able to catch some Prairieville neighbors off guard. Ascension Parish Sheriff's detectives say at least a half a dozen cars in an area off Manchac Acres and Highway 42 were recently broken into. Authorities say unlocked cars are easy targets for thieves.

"You'd be surprised what some people steal," says Col. Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. "People leave valuable items in unlocked cars. You don't have to be a victim if you lock your doors."

So far, no arrests have been made in connection with these break-ins. If you have any information that could help investigators, call crime stoppers at 344-STOP.

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