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  • To battle car burglary uptick, Carrollton PD looking for unlocked vehicles
    CARROLLTON –– Police call it a BMV: shorthand for burglary of a motor vehicle. In a neighborhood just northeast of Hebron Parkway and Josey Lane, people call it a pain. "If we can stop it and nip it in the bud, it's obviously better for everyone," said resident Kristina Walters. But the thieves didn't have to work too hard. "All of those vehicles had their doors unlocked," said Carrollton Police ...
    June 14, 2013 - WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth