The Waxahachie Police Department is seeking help from the public after several vehicles were broken into early Wednesday morning near Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The incidents took place on University and Virginia avenues.

“One resident looked out and saw a person going through her car’s interior at about 12:45 a.m. She called police out (and) ended up missing $3. Waxahachie Police Department officers checking the neighborhood subsequently found a truck on University Street with a window broken out, (which had) nothing missing,” Woodruff said. “A Buddha figurine and knife was reported stolen out of two other vehicles on University Avenue and it looks like five cars total were rummaged through.”

Woodruff said two of the cars were parked at one home, two were parked at another house and a fifth was parked on the street. All of the break-ins happened the same night in the same neighborhood.

Both vehicles belonging to University Avenue resident and Daily Light employee Robin Fox were broken into.

“I got home yesterday (Wednesday) at about 6 p.m. Went into the house for the night. Got up this morning. Alan (Fox’s husband) had an appointment at 8a.m. and I had to be at work at 8 a.m. He called me right after I went out the door and said, ‘Is everything in your truck?’ and I said ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘Somebody got into my car.’ I walked out to the truck and at the end of the driveway was one of my CD cases. They had gotten in through the back hatch. I guess when we took the dog food in last night we unlocked the back hatch because my doors were locked,” Fox said. “They rummaged through and made a big mess of everything inside the truck. All they took was this little Buddha statue. In Alan’s car, he had washed his car yesterday and left his windows down a little bit, so that canvas (top) would dry. Apparently, they reached in through the window and kind of ransacked everything. The only thing that they took was a pocket knife. That was it. They didn’t take anything of value.”

Fox said she did not hear anything and nothing like this happened before in the past. Since the break-in, Fox has filed a report with the police department and the couple plans to purchase some motion-activated security lights to provide a little more security around their home.

Fox said the area is normally is pretty quite and the SAGU students at the nearby campus are great neighbors to have.

Woodruff advised residents to park in a well-lit area and lock their vehicles.

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. The police department is located at 216 N. College St. in downtown Waxahachie.

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