Several overnight car thefts reported in Tyler's Hollytree community

Rash of overnight car burglaries.

A burglar has targeted Tyler's Hollytree community. In just a few hours early Monday morning, seven cars were broken into. All of the incidents were in close proximity of each other. 

Tyler police said this is common as the holiday season approaches. 

Amy Barrett said her daughter was headed to school this morning when she saw her window had been pried open. The thief got away with $80, a measly amount compared to the damage left behind. 
"We called the police immediately," said Barrett. "They said they had numerous calls from this neighborhood."
Barrett said this is becoming more and more of a common trend in Hollytree. 
"This is a very tight knit neighborhood, we are very well connected," she said. "People are becoming more aware of this, and becoming aware that they can’t leave any valuables in their vehicles."
Barrett's neighbor was also targeted. The thief got away with thousands in expensive medical equipment. Surveillance video from that home was able to capture an image of thief peeking through a car window with a flashlight. 
Tyler Police remind East Texans to remove valuables from vehicles, lock car doors, and park in garages if possible. 

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