Weatherford PD: Thieves break into 19 cars in one night

Police are investigating a string of burglaries in southwest Weatherford neighborhood after almost two dozen cars were broken into in less than 24 hours.

Police think they've recovered a Cadillac that was stolen during the weekend spree of car burglaries. Police think someone will recognize one of the suspects when they see them on video.             

Police say there was surveillance video from one of at least 19 homes that had cars burglarized. One car was stolen.

Home surveillance shows someone carrying a large backpack and stuffing it with valuables left in people's cars that were unlocked.

Weatherford police say at least two people preyed on the opportunity. Police say the burglars took a firearm from another vehicle and anything else they thought could make them a buck.

"Trying to find those ticket items that are easy to carry, small and high value,” said Police Sgt. Jason Hayes.

Police have video and still images of one of the suspects. He appears to be wearing a cap and gloves and the backpack. Investigators say the suspects appeared to go from house to house looking for unlocked car doors.

Ilrod worries about her young family and loss of security she's never felt before.

"This has never happened. Lived here twenty-something years. Nothing has every happened. It's a safe neighborhood. I grew up here in this house,” she said. “I'll definitely be more cautious, locking up everything. I don't like that feeling of insecurity."

Another victim says the suspects tried to steal her car but damaged the ignition.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Weatherford Police Department.

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