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CSPD warns public about high rate of burglaries

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Posted at 5:13 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 11:04:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department says that during COVID-19 pandemic, they have seen a higher amount of burglaries throughout the community.

CSPD also adds that the amount of break-ins have flattened out over the past three years.

The reason for the change in crime number is while theft from unlocked cars and open garage doors are still a problem, with more people changing their daily routines, there is a new spike in a different problem area.

"There's an increase in commercial burglaries, burglaries of new construction, and construction sites", explained CSPD Lt. Jim Sokolik. "We're seeing a large increase in those type of burglaries."

Another trend CSPD is noticing is residential theft continues to happen, even while people are home.