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Suspects wanted in rash of car burglaries in Prescott Valley

A suspect vehicle is pictured that is wanted by the Prescott Valley Police Department in conjunction with a string of auto burglaries Sept. 3. (PVPD/Courtesy)

A suspect vehicle is pictured that is wanted by the Prescott Valley Police Department in conjunction with a string of auto burglaries Sept. 3. (PVPD/Courtesy)

The Prescott Valley Police Department is on the lookout for four suspects who allegedly committed 15 vehicle burglaries and stole one vehicle in a matter of minutes, the department said in a news release Thursday.

On the early morning of Sept. 3, at approximately 2:11 a.m., residential surveillance video captured four subjects in a vehicle driving east on Agua Fria. In the video the car pulls up to the residence and turns off its lights. Four subjects exit the vehicle and the driver remains in the vehicle. All four suspects run up to the residence and check the doors of vehicles parked in the driveway. 

As three suspects are seen running down the street to the next house, the suspect vehicle drives behind them with its lights off, and the fourth suspect is seen running after the vehicle.

All four suspects get in the vehicle and the vehicle lights turn on and the vehicle proceeds east on Agua Fria. The suspects hit multiple residences in just under 2 minutes. At this time there are more than 15 vehicle burglaries and one stolen vehicle reported, police said. Many of the vehicles were left unlocked by their owners.

If you have any information regarding these burglaries or you recognize the vehicle please contact the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267.

The stolen vehicle is described as a gray 2009 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan, AZ License #CHD1106. The rear bumper has a sticker: “Lake Valley Elementary School.”

The Prescott Valley Police Department stated that most of the vehicles burglarized were left unlocked by their owners. Keeping vehicles locked when unattended is the best way to prevent becoming victims of theft.

Remember: If you see something suspicious, say something!

Information and photo provided by Prescott Valley Police Department.