HENDERSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
In these first few days of October Hendersonville Police have noticed a pattern of daytime vehicle burglaries, according to a press release from the department.
During these past few days police have responded to multiple reports of purses being stolen out of vehicles in parking lots of daycare facilities, churches, parks, and other businesses. The persons responsible are targeting locations where someone may be likely to leave a purse in their vehicle while they go into a location to drop off a child or perform another act.
Some of these vehicles were left unlocked and others had a window broken in order to gain entry to the vehicle. In all of these cases, the victim’s purse was in plain sight and was the item targeted to steal.
Hendersonville Police advised residents to be vigilant in watching out for suspicious persons or vehicles in these areas as the responsible persons are likely watching for a female to park her vehicle and leave it without a purse in hand. Police would also like to remind residents to keep vehicles locked and to not leave any purses, car keys, or other valuables in vehicles, even if you are only leaving your vehicle for a very brief period. These types of crimes can be committed within a few seconds.
Police would ask that anyone with information on these incidents please call and report that information to the Hendersonville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.