“When You See Something Say Something” Works to Foil Burglary
When it comes to owning a business, home, car, or property in general, no one likes to have it broken into or stolen. That's why it's a plus to always be observant of what's around you.
That's what happened in this case of burglary in Amarillo. The Amarillo Police Department was called out to an auto burglary at 45th and Maverick.
A bystander witnessed a man breaking into a car and called the police with the location and the description. When APD arrived on the scene they located the suspect, Richard Earl Ewing, Jr. inside the vehicle in the parking lot near 45th and Maverick. Ewing was caught by police wearing gloves and going through the vehicle.
The APD detained Ewing and determined the vehicle he was in wasn't his vehicle. The police also found drug paraphernalia on the suspect, as well as items from the vehicle that was not his.
Ewing was arrested and booked into the Randall County Jail.
Thanks to this man seeing what was happening and calling the police, the owner of the vehicle could have lost valuable items. The items were returned to the owner after Ewing was arrested.
I think we as a society need to start living by the philosophy of "when you see something say something," instead of "snitches get stitches." At least this way more criminals are taken off the streets.
In the meantime, make sure that your car is locked when you leave it and take all valuables or at least hide them out of sight. The same goes for your home, make sure you lock up when you leave and it's always a good thing to have a home security camera if you can afford them, or make a plan with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity.
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