Motels see rash of auto burglaries

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 7, 2009

Six auto burglaries at three motels were reported early Sunday morning, said Vicksburg police Sgt. Larry Holloway.

• At  8:09 a.m. at the Super 8 Motel, 3308 Pemberton Square Blvd., a wallet and a United Mississippi Bank checkbook were reported missing from a 2004 Nissan Altima. Also, two suitcases containing clothing valued at $1,600, a South Carolina Federal Credit Union checkbook, vehicle registration and insurance card and the vehicle service contract were reported missing from a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500.

• At 8:58 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4330 S. Frontage Road, two Samsung cell phones, a T-Mobile cell phone, Tracphone cell phone, eight CDs and $2,800 in cash were reported missing from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade. Also, a Dell laptop, Dell Latitude GPS, Deerskin bag and an Apple iPod Touch MP3 player were reported missing from a 2002 Ford F-350. And, a Garmin GPS, Garmin dog-tracking collar, sunglasses and a Motorola cell phone were reported missing from a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

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• At 9:13 a.m. at the Scottish Inn, 3955 Clay St., a Nintendo DS charger valued at $25, a pair of Eagle sunglasses valued at $25 and a 4-inch pocket knife valued at $20 were reported missing from a 2004 Ford F-150.

Holloway said police believe the Holiday Inn Express burglaries could be related because the vehicles were parked near one another. The others, he said, did not appear related.