ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — In a tweet Wednesday, the Round Rock Police Department (RRPD) warned drivers to lock their doors and hide valuables after several cars were broken into this week.
RRPD’s tweet said the cars were parked overnight at two hotels near State Highway 45 and AW Grimes Boulevard. Lt. Joseph Claypool in the department’s patrol division specified at least seven cars were burglarized.
A hotel employee that wished to remain anonymous said crimes like these burglaries are pretty rare in the area. They went on to say they have never had a guest ask if the lot was safe to park at overnight.
Claypool said there are ways to keep your vehicle from being the target of a criminal.
He suggested parking in well-lit spots, hiding any valuables and locking the car’s doors.
“If they see something of value, they’re going to take it,” said Claypool.
The investigation into the burglaries is ongoing.