D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - If you don't lock your cars and houses, you greatly increase your risk of falling victim to burglary. That's the message that police have been trying to spread. Some D'Iberville residents have seen the effects of not listening to that advice. A string of thefts on Johnson-Still Road have residents calling for action.
"I feel confident we're going to catch him," said Steve Tapper.
He and his wife woke up Monday morning to find that they had an overnight visitor plunder through Tapper's truck and take a hard drive, among other items. But, what that thief didn't know was that Tapper owns his own security company.
"We immediately went to the cameras and pulled up footage of who it was," said Tapper. In the video, a man is seen entering the truck and rummaging through the contents.
He's not the only one on the street to see belongings walk off.
"You don't expect someone to come over to your house and take things that are in your garage away from you," said Reuben Bridges.
He lives closer to Lamey Bridge Road, and has had lawn equipment come up missing, as well as several gas cans. And, he's noticed that the problems have increased in recent months.
"We've had people snooping around the house, and it seems like it's all happened since the development's gone up," said Bridges.
His neighbor, Rebecca Parker, has had things come up missing in the middle of the day.
"It's been one occurring thing after another, you know, and l just hope they find these people," said Parker.
She and her father think the problem is just across the street. They've seen several people emerge from the woods as if they've been living there.
They've been in constant contact with D'Iberville officers. But, Parker is only worried about what will happen next.
"It's scary, it's really scary," said Parker.
If you have any information regarding these incidents or any other crimes, please contact the D'Iberville Police Department at (228) 396-4252 or Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898.