Thefts on the rise in Flagstaff

July 7th, 2017 at 11:17 AM

The Flagstaff Police Department wants the public to be aware of an increase in thefts from vehicles, vending machines and residences as well as reports on suspicious persons seen checking car doors.  It is believed these suspicious persons are trying to access unlocked cars to steal items of value such as loose change, cash and medications.

Many crimes committed are crimes of opportunity. These crimes may easily be prevented. Locking doors and removing valuable items from plain sight are two of the easiest steps a person can take to preventing crime and protecting their valuable items.

One suspect who was seen checking car doors in the downtown area was described as a Native or Hispanic male, wearing a tan scarf, with a gray or olive green shirt and black pants.  He was also wearing a black backpack.

Citizens are encouraged to report thefts, burglaries or suspicious activity.  They are encouraged to call the Flagstaff Police Department at 911 for emergencies / (928) 774-1414 for non-emergency situations.

Thank You, The Flagstaff Police Department.

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