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String of Tyler car burglaries leads to arrest


POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:25pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:35am

TYLER - Mckinley Walden is friends with the driver of a car that was found broken into on Sunday in Tyler.

"I was appalled I wasn't expecting it we were just coming back to get her car and go home."

You might think this thief was after cd-players and stereo equipment but Walden says that wasn't the case.

"My friends purse was in the car and also another bag she'd had some miscellaneous items in."

In that purse, we're told, the driver lost things such as her driver's license, money, and personal items. Police say they believe 44-year-old Brian Ruston Linscomb of Orange Texas may be responsible. Authorities say he's a suspect in nearly 100-car burglaries in Louisiana and Texas and is a wanted man in Orange, texas. Police say he was caught in the act breaking into a car by a witness who followed him for miles, and along the way giving police information about him.Don Martin with the Tyler Police says they finally caught up with Linscomb in lufkin.

"He was taken in to custody for the warrant, as well as numerous items that were located in the vehicle that were related back to Tyler."

In the meantime, Walden says, she is already making changes to keep herself protected.

"In my own car I had some purses in my car I wasn't using but they were just laying there so I moved them to the trunk just to make sure people don't think there are valuable things in the purse and try to break into mine."


If you were a victim of the recent car break-in, Tyler Police say you can contact their Property Room Monday - Friday betwen 8-5 at (903) 531-1095.


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WHEN are people going to learn NOT to leave wallets, purses, checkbooks, etc. in their cars even if they are locked. DUMMIES

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