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Burglars caught on camera stealing firearms from truck in West Lake Hills


SHANNON: CAUGHT ON CAMERA. SHIRTS OVER THEIR HEADS TO áTRY TO CONCEAL THEIR FACES. CAR BURGLARS HIT THE JACKPOT — AN UNLOCKED CAR WITH FIREARMS. WE ALL GET A LITTLE COMPLACENT. YOU DON’T THINK ANYTHING LIKE THAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, IN YOUR HOUSE, IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. SHANNON: THE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A HANDFUL OF VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN WEST LAKE HILLS. FOUR CARS WERE HIT AT THREE DIFFERENT HOMES. BUT, AS K-X-A-N’S BRITTANY GLAS EXPLAINS… IT’S WHAT WAS STOLEN FROM ONE OF THE CARS, CAUSING SOME SERIOUS CONCERN. BRITTANY GLAS: IT WASN’T UNTIL MORNING… THE HOWRY FAMILY WOULD FIND OUT BURGLARS GOT AWAY WITH FOUR FIREARMS INSIDE THEIR TRUCK… PARKED IN THEIR DRIVEWAY. CATHERINE HOWRY, VICTIM OF CAR BURGLARY, WEST LAKE HILLS RESIDENT: “WE HEARD NOTHING. OUR DOG WAS ASLEEP, YOU KNOW, JUST FEET FROM THEM AND HEARD NOTHING.” BRITTANY GLAS: CATHERINE HOWRY SAYS THE WEAPONS WERE IN THE TRUCK BECAUSE THEY TAKE THEM TO AND FROM THEIR RANCH.SHE’S AFRAID THE CRIMINALS COULD USE THE GUNS TO COMMIT ANOTHER CRIME. CATHERINE HOWRY, VICTIM OF CAR BURGLARY, WEST LAKE HILLS RESIDENT: “THAT’S REALLY I THINK, A GUNOWNER’S WORST NIGHTMARE. SO, WE HOPE THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN.”BRITTANY GLAS: BUT, WHAT MAY BE MOST CONCERNING? HOWRY SAYS — THE BURGLARS KNEW THEY HAD SECURITY CAMERAS…CATHERINE HOWRY, VICTIM OF CAR BURGLARY, WEST LAKE HILLS RESIDENT: “THEY HAD TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, SCOUTED IT OUT. THEY HAD TO HAVE BEEN, BEEN HERE BEFORE, YOU KNOW, BEEN DRIVING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR SOMEHOW, YOU KNOW, THEY KNEW.”BRITTANY GLAS: SECURITY FOOTAGE SHOWS — A MAN APPROACHES THEIR DRIVEWAY AT 2:56 A-M…THE MAN USES HIS SHIRT TO COVER HIS FACE FROM VIEW OF THE CAMERA… YOU CAN SEE SOMEONE GOING THROUGH THE TRUCK… HE WALKS AWAY WITH HIS HANDS FULL AT 2:58…ABOUT A MINUTE LATER… ANOTHER MAN APPEARS… HE LEAVES AT 3 O’CLOCK, CARRYING SOMETHING ELSE… CATHERINE HOWRY, VICTIM OF CAR BURGLARY, WEST LAKE HILLS RESIDENT: “THEY WERE IN AND OUT IN THREE TO FOUR MINUTES, MAYBE.”BRITTANY GLAS: FOR HOWRY, IT ALL HAPPENED TOO FAST… THAT’S WHY THEY’RE MAKING CHANGES, AND ENCOURAGING THEIR NEIGHBORS TO DO THE SAME. CATHERINE HOWRY, VICTIM OF CAR BURGLARY, WEST LAKE HILLS RESIDENT: “BE ON THE LOOKOUT. KEEP GARAGE DOORS CLOSED. LOCK YOUR CARS. SET YOUR ALARMS…” BRITTANY GLAS: BRITTANY GLAS, K-X-A-N NEWS.## SHANNON:IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE ALL OF THESE VEHICLES WERE UNLOCKED WHEN THEY WERE BURGLARIZED.IT ALSO BECAME CLEAR TO US TODAY.. THERE’S NO ONE ORGANIZATION TRACKING HOW MANY GUNS ARE STOLEN. IN FACT.. APD TELLS US.. THEIR REPORTING SYSTEM DOES NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN STOLEN OR LOST GUNS. NATIONALLY.. STOLEN GUN ESTIMATES RANGE BETWEEN 250-

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