Police are investigating a rash of thefts over the past weekend in Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The first and only car break-in that was reported to police took place at about 5:00 p.m. The suspect reportedly smashed out a window and stole two purses inside a car at Fox Run Regional Park, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office has had several car break-ins over the weekend at Fox Run Park. Several purses were stolen and a credit card was fraudulently used. Here are some #carsafetytips to help keep your vehicle from being broken into. pic.twitter.com/Akwzcsv6uq
— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) September 10, 2019
Upon investigating the car break-in, police discovered 3 additional purses within the park. They were also made aware that 1 credit card was fraudulently used. Several owners of these additional discovered purses were contacted after the fact to confirm a theft.
Police are looking into the 3 other purses and whether the string of recent car break-ins in the area are linked.
Colorado Springs is no stranger to car break-ins, including Bear Creek Regional Park and Red Canyon Open Space. Two people parked off Gold Camp Road were also robbed at gunpoint earlier last year. Readers of OutThere Colorado have also reported numerous break-ins at the Mt. Cutler and Muscoco Trailhead in Cheyenne Canyon Park.
Fox Run Regional Park is located in Colorado Springs and offers access to hiking trails, pavilions, playgrounds, scenic views around the lake, and several picnicking areas. The map below shows the location of Fox Run Regional Park.
Always keep your valuables safe and out of sight. Never leave anything on display while enjoying outdoor recreation spots across Colorado. Money, purses, mobile devices, and cameras are all attractants. Take your valuables with you or hide them in the trunk of your car.
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