Your stolen property may be in a pawn shop. Here is what Las Cruces Police do to find it.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KTSM) – “Not once more,” Kat Lacy stated.

That was the primary thought that ran via Lacy’s thoughts when she came upon her Las Cruces store, Higher Life Pet Meals, had as soon as once more been hit by thieves. 

This time, although, surveillance cameras captured a person getting right into a white van together with her instruments earlier than taking off. 

Las Cruces Police say instruments are literally widespread targets for crooks. 

“We’re consistently making an attempt to remind folks in the event you carry instruments with you,” stated LCPD spokesman Dan Trujillo. “In case you have something at the back of your pickup that may very well be stolen, take away it or depart it at residence.”

One in every of Lacy’s clients stated she, too, has been the sufferer of property theft. 

“I have been a sufferer of this sort of crime earlier than, the place I left one thing out in my yard and it disappeared the subsequent day,” stated Simone Adams. “So this simply makes me extra conscious to guarantee that I have all of my valuables inside the home.”

Police say not every thing that will get stolen stays misplaced without end, particularly in the event that they’re pawned.

“Any merchandise of worth that’s bought to a pawn store, that merchandise has a serial quantity or an outline, must be entered within the database and that database is checked with stolen items,” Trujillo stated.

Police stated simply be sure to keep vigilant on the subject of your property and be sure to maintain issues locked up when attainable.

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