Vehicle burglaries across Sierra Vista | Crime
On Wednesday, December 12, the Sierra Vista Police Department received numerous calls regarding vehicle burglaries at Buena Health and Fitness, Summit Fitness, Cochise College, and Davita Dialysis. These businesses have parking lots with a large concentration of vehicles providing criminals with many opportunities to commit crimes.
Officers noted windows had been broken out of the vehicles and items such as purses were taken. The only lead, at this time, is a suspicious white van, possibly a late 1990s Dodge Caravan or Ford Windstar, was seen circling a parking lot just prior to one of the burglaries. Officers are reviewing surveillance video from the areas the burglaries occurred for additional leads.
The Sierra Vista Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity such as people walking through parking lots looking into vehicles or vehicles circling parking lots numerous times. Residents are also asked not to leave valuables, like purses, visible in their vehicles.
“Criminals are opportunists looking for an easy way to get their hands on anything of value. The holiday season provides many crimes of opportunity as people are in a rush and will often times leave packages, purses, and other valuables visible in their cars. Even if you’re quickly running into the store for only a moment, make sure to hide your belongings in the trunk of your car. This can make the difference in enjoying your holiday or becoming the next victim of a crime,” said Tom Alinen, Acting Police Chief.
Anyone with more information can contact the Sierra Vista Police Department at 452‑7500.