“It’s almost like it’s a team,” Riggs said. “They’re waiting or something because they were at Target pretty fast.”
Riggs also said police have told them several times that gyms and fitness centers are hit all over Norman and Oklahoma City.
Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said the break-ins not only occur in parking lots at businesses but also in apartment complexes and neighborhoods.
“If you don’t want it stolen, don’t leave it in your car,” Easley said. “A car is not a secure place to keep property.”
Even if you lock your car, it only takes a half of a second or so to break into it and grab items in the interior of the car, he said. If anything, it’s best to put items you want unseen in the trunk.
“It’s generally more or less a crime of opportunity,” he said.
Another thing to remember is to lock your car. Easley said it seems that a lot of thefts from vehicles involve unlocked car doors.