String of burglaries at Tyler State Park
POSTED: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:46am
Tyler, Texas(KETK) — Three different vehicles were broken into Thursday afternoon at Tyler State Park. The families who owned the vehicles were feet away, swimming, while the burglaries occurred. Park officials told us different items were stolen including, wallets, purses, and other miscellaneous items.
Officials do know one of the vehicles had the windows slightly open and a purse in plain sight.
Of the items stolen, credit cards were used later that day at multiple stores in Tyler.
Park officials believe there is a possible link between the car burglars and a robbery that happened later this past weekend.
The investigation is on going. If the burglars are linked to the robbery, additional charges will be brought against them.
Park officials and police want to remind East Texans to secure their vehicles and put valuables out of sight.