Deputies Search For Car Burglary Suspects in Spanish Springs

By: Samantha Boatman Email
By: Samantha Boatman Email
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Two men accused of breaking into multiple cars and homes in the a Spanish Springs subdivision are still on the loose.

Deputies really don't' know much about these burglars, only a partial description: two men in their 20's last seen in black jackets. Deputies believe these two burglars are responsible for five car and home break-ins, and say there could be more.

School police and Washoe Sheriff's Deputies surrounded two schools in Spanish Springs early this morning.

They were looking for two men accused of breaking into multiple cars and homes in neighborhoods nearby. Deputies say this isn't the first time a string of burglaries has happened in the area.

"About six months ago we had the same kind of rash of burglaries going through there, just hitting vehicles, this time it did look like these two suspects were attempting to open vehicles and also attempting doors on houses," says Deputy Armando Avina.

Deputy Avina says this type of thing can happen in any neighborhood, and says the burglars were going around to cars checking for doors that were unlocked.

A lesson Bob Cavakis learned the hard way five years ago.

"They stole a few small items they got my chevron credit card and were able to fill their truck and probably a friend's truck with my card before i found out the next morning," says Cavakis.

Cavakis has lived in the neighborhood for sixteen years. He says the latest string of burglaries really doesn't scare him. He always makes sure his doors are locked, and he doesn't leave anything valuable inside his car.

"We're very conscience now of that," says Cavakis.

Deputy Avina says while the two burglars were running away this morning, they did drop a tool box. Avina is hopeful once the burglars are caught, more of the stolen items could be returned to the victims.

"We're hopeful but these are preventable cases we are going to attempt to locate these two, just because they hit Spanish Springs doesn't mean other people in the county should let their guard down," says Deputy Avina.

It's always important to make sure you have a good lock on your shed, make sure garages are closed completely, and check your car before you go inside. If you see something of value on the seat, a burglar will be able to see that too.

If you have any information about these burglars., you are urged to call secret witness at 322-4900.

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