West Hazleton Gun Thefts
West Hazleton Police warn residents to lock up their vehicles after a recent rash of burglaries. The most shocking and scary part of the crimes according to police…what is being taken out of the cars. Police Chief Brian Buglio tells News 13, guns have been snatched from unlocked vehicles, and its happened at least four times with in the last week and a half. Chief Buglio also tells us, these fire arms were loaded, and although legally registered, the weapons will most likely land in the hands of criminals. The burglaries happened in various sections of the borough.
One of the guns actually turned up all the way in New York City after police made an arrest there. Again, West Hazleton residents are urged to lock their vehicles and not to keep fire arms inside of unoccupied vehicles.