Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Diboll vehicle burglaries

Source: Crime Stoppers
Source: Crime Stoppers

From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers wants your help identifying vehicle burglars.

During the early evening hours of March 03, 2015, an unidentified criminal, or criminals, burglarized at least four vehicles parked in the Deer Trace subdivision in Diboll. The vehicles' owners had attended a gathering at a residence located near the intersection Deer Trace Boulevard and Red Bud Avenue, and all the vehicles were unattended from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

The vehicles were locked but valuables left inside were visible from outside and the criminal(s) forced entry by breaking a window on each vehicle. The victims' purses were stolen along with prescription medications, money, credit cards, identification, telephones, and other personal property.

Two people reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood around 7:30 the evening these burglaries occurred. Both described the vehicle as a light-colored four-door card, possibly white or beige, and said it drove through the small neighborhood at least six times.

Other vehicle burglaries occurred in the East Texas area the same night as the burglaries described here. Some vehicles were left unlocked and others had their windows broken but the crimes might have been prevented by removing the valuables from the vehicles AND locking the vehicles' doors. Making your vehicle, your home, and yourself a harder target for criminals can reduce your likelihood of being a victim.

If you can solve these crimes, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, submit a tip at, or text keyword 639TIPS and your tip information to CRIMES -- numerically, CRIMES is 274637. All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.