Burglars steal money, guns from slew of cars in Cedar City

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ST. GEORGE — Burglars nabbed multiple guns, cash and electronics from at least 10 vehicles in the Fiddlers Canyon area of Cedar City Tuesday.

The burglaries happened to cars parked in the neighborhood around E. Fiddlers Canyon Road. Police received 10 reports of stolen property from vehicles, but there could have been more, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said. The amount of property stolen from people’s cars is valued in the thousands of dollars.

Police believe the burglaries happened at night because most of the reports came in as people were getting up on their way to work or to the Pioneer Day parade.

All of the vehicles that were burglarized had their doors unlocked, Womack said. Police recommend locking all vehicles and keeping valuables out of cars.

“These kinds of crimes are what we call crimes of opportunity. Most (burglars) aren’t ambitious enough to go break a window, so if your car is open, they may go in. If it’s locked, they won’t.”

Police have no suspects or persons of interest for the burglaries. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity Monday night or early Tuesday morning is urged to call the Cedar City Police Department at 435-586-2956.

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  • Mean Momma July 25, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Why people leave their cars unlocked is beyond me. You are not doing yourselves any favors by leaving them unlocked.

    • Redbud July 25, 2018 at 3:11 am

      Mean momma, I agree. I moved here from a larger city, and where I come from, everyone locks their doors and is very conscious about the potential for burglary and theft. That is one thing that continues to shock me as I have lived here, is the fact that people don’t lock their doors. I won’t say where or who, but my neighbor across the street from me sometimes leaves his garage doors open at night, and he has many valuable things inside, in plain view from the street. There is also a door that leads to the inside of the house, and they probably don’t lock that door either. He has a wife and young children too, and it scares me to think how much danger he is putting his family in. Anybody could wander into his garage or house, anytime of day or night, and do whatever they wanted. If something ever happens, it will be a huge dose of reality. Much of this community lives with a false sense of security, simply for lacking common sense.

  • DRT July 25, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Leaving your car unlocked is just plain stupid. Leaving a gun in an unlocked car should be criminal, as in felony.

  • Striker4 July 25, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Leaving guns in their cars ? LOL ! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    • Real Life July 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Dumpster, that two week bender was a long one, even for you. Welcome back, we all look forward to making fun of all your stupid posts.

  • ladybugavenger July 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Leaving guns in an unlocked car- irresponsible! Leaving your car unlocked is just an invitation to get your crap stolen. Hmmmm wonder if I can turn this into a secure the border issue lol you know I just did ?

  • DB July 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    At least put your valuables in the trunk, preferably before you arrive at your destination. Once, I was driving to a movie theater. A passenger was along and she was going to leave her purse on the seat. When I called her out on that, she said “oh, there’s nothing valuable in it”. Does the perp know that? Of course not.

  • PlanetU July 25, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    That many stupid people in a neighborhood?

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