Palatka Police Department
PALATKA, Fla. -- Police are warning Palatka residents of an alarming trend in the area.
Six burglaries of homes and vehicles have been reported in the Palatka area during the last seven weeks.
According to the Palatka Police Department, the burglaries occur both in the daytime and evening. The property stolen consists of jewelry, firearms and electronics such as computers, electronic tablets and flat screen televisions.
The incidents have occurred in the residential area of Crill Avenue south to Twigg Street, South 13th Street west to Moseley Avenue, with the incidents on S. 13th Street, S. 14th Street, S. 17th Street, S. 19th Street, S. Street and Moseley Avenue.
Other burglaries have taken place in the residential area of West Main Street south to Gillis Street, Husson Avenue west to Nellie Street with the incidents occurring on Saylor Street, East Forest Park Drive, James Street, West Main Street, Gillis Street and Nellie Street.
First For You, crime preventative tips from the PPD:
1. Alert your neighbors and look out for each other.
2. Be on the look out for suspicious persons and vehicles in the neighborhood or around homes that you know are unoccupied due to residents being at work or away for other reasons.
3. Contact the Palatka Police Department immediately so that the suspicious persons can be contacted.
4. Protect your valuables:
Don't leave valuable property outside the home on porches or in vehicles.
Don't leave cash or valuable jewelry in the house unless well hidden and secured.
Record identifying information such as make, model and serial numbers for valuables such as electronics and guns.
Photograph expensive jewelry for identification purposes.
Anyone with questions about this crime trend or other preventative measures that may be taken can contact the Palatka Police Department Investigative Unit at 386-329-0115.
First Coast News