Gardendale Police warn residents of car burglaries

By Sherea Harris

GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - Lock your car doors and remove your valuables. That's the message for people living in one part of Gardendale.

A series of vehicle burglaries were reported in Magnolia Ridge between 4am and 4:30am Saturday morning.

Gardendale Police put out an alert to folks on Twitter and Facebook.

Curtis Smith says several of his neighbors have been victims.

He says car burglaries have been a problem at times for the past two years.
Smith says he moved into this neighborhood because it's quiet and crime free. He's learning times are changing.
Curtis Smith says, "It's just the time we live in. It doesn't matter where you live, crime doesn't discriminate."

Valerie Green heard there were police in her neighborhood in the Magnolia Ridge this weekend and she was upset to know why.

Green says, "It's just no where that's safe. It's really sad that we have to live like this. It does really concern me," said Green. "It's a violation, it's not a good feeling to live where you know that someone is watching you or your property."

An officer spotted a suspect in the area who fled on foot.

If you have any information about these crimes call police at 631-8787.

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