APD starts "Where's Your Gun Wednesday" monthly posts on Facebook
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
The Amarillo Police Department wants to bring awareness to the number of guns being stolen during auto burglaries.
According to a post on APD's Facebook page, "Where's Your Gun Wednesday" will be a monthly post showing locations where these thefts are happening and offering tips to help lower citizens chances of being a victim of one of these crimes.
APD said the thieves are always to blame but there are steps people can take to better protect themselves and their property. In February, eight guns were stolen out of vehicles in the Amarillo city limits.
The guns are often sold or traded for drugs and even sometimes used to commit other crimes.
Officials say the best way to prevent guns from being stolen is not to leave them in a vehicle.