Police Searching for Two Suspects in String of 40 Car Burglaries

Police in Rowlett are looking for two men they believe are responsible for at least 40 car burglaries in the northwest side of the city this month.

Home surveillance video shows the men checking car door handles while walking the streets. They're stealing loose change, purses, wallets, laptops and, in two cases, handguns.

In all of the burglaries, police say the cars were unlocked, and the break-ins are believed to happen between 3 and 6 a.m.

"The dangerous part of this is on two of these cars, the suspects were able to steal two handguns," said Detective Cruz Hernandez. "They're in possession of these handguns, and they're continuing to enter into unlocked cars."

"When you are in possession of a handgun, please secure your weapon in a locked car at minimum," added Hernandez. "If the car is parked overnight, we would ask that that gun be secured somewhere other than the car. On your person and in the house would be best."

Police have surveillance video of the men believed to be behind the burglaries. The men were seen on video at Firewheel Town Center in Garland attempting to use a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles on Dec. 12.

The men are young, between 18 and 20 years old, say police. One of them is wearing an AC/DC shirt in the video.

Police believe the men are in a black BMW. It was seen in surveillance video at a Rowlett McDonalds, but the license plate number was not recognizable in the images.

If you see the men, you're asked to call Rowlett Police Criminal Investigations at 972-412-6220.

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