BROWNWOOD, Texas - The Brownwood Police Department released a surveillance photo of a car burglar, with the hope that the public can help identify him.
According to a police report, the incident happened on October 24, on the 2400 block of Belmeade St.
The suspect then reportedly went to the Wes-T-Go and Allsup's convenience stores, where he charged a debit card which he had stolen from the vehicle.
The suspect is described as "a white male in his late 20's or early 30's...medium build with a dark trimmed beard..." He was seen in the surveillance video "wearing a blue or green sweater with a hood, black pants, grey and blue tennis shoes that have white soles...and possibly a Texas Longhorns cap."
If you have any information on the suspect, you can call the Brownwood Police Department at (325) 646-2525.
Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley said vehicle burglaries have been the biggest crime issue in Brownwood for the past few months. He said several cars were broken into in the same area on Belmeade St. on the same night.
"It takes about 10 seconds to break a car window, grab whatever they see and run, and they're gone," Chief Corley said.
His prevention tips are lock, take and hide. "Lock your car, take your things out. If you can't take your things out, hide them. Put them in the trunk."
Chief Corley advised the public to be more aware during summer and the holiday season, when car burglaries tend to be even more on the rise.
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