FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) - Fairhope police are asking residents to be on alert after a recent uptick in burglaries. Since July 3, officers have responded to numerous burglaries. The cases include the following:
- A residential burglary in the 600 block of Fairland Avenue.
- Three businesses were burglarized. In two of the cases, a window was broken. Fairhope Hardware and Emmy's Thrift Store on Fairhope Avenue were targeted as well as Two Sisters Bakery on Scenic Highway 98.
- Items were stolen including two guns were stolen from ten unlocked vehicles. The vehicles were located on Clubhouse Road in the Rock Creek subdivision, 400 block of Church Street, 600 block of Morphy Avenue, 300 block of School Street, 100 block of Orange Avenue, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, Cedar Avenue, Belle Chase Court, Crystal Wells Court South and West Chase Court South.
- A motorcycle was stolen on School Street at Fairhope Avenue. Police say the victim believes that the key may have been left in the ignition.
- A vehicle was stolen from the Belle Chase neighborhood. According to police, the vehicle was unlocked and had a key inside. The truck was later found in a wooded area off of School Street.
Fairhope police are urging residents to lock up their homes and vehicles to avoid becoming a victim. Officers also want to remind residents to make sure not to leave purses, wallets, computers, medication and, most importantly, guns in unlocked vehicles.
Police are ramping up patrols to catch the person or persons responsible for these crimes. Anyone who sees suspicious activity is urged to call Fairhope police at 251.928.2385.
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