Police Investigating Rash of Storage Unit Burglaries
Rapid City, S.D. –The Rapid City Police Department is investigating a rash of storage unit burglaries at facilities across town. Recently, detectives have seen an influx of cases involving storage units, where suspects cut padlocks on the units to steal any valuables inside.
From January 1 – June 17 of this year, police have investigated 45 cases of storage unit burglaries. Thieves take any items of value, ranging from jewelry and electronics to tools and appliances.
Recently, police located various items they believe to be stolen from storage units. Detectives are working to locate the owners, and are asking the public for help.
Police are asking the public to:
Check on any property you may have in a storage unit, and check frequently to make sure your items are safe and sound.
If any property has been stolen from your unit, report it to police immediately.
Contact management of your storage unit to learn what security precautions they may be taking, and whether they have surveillance video of the facility.
Record serial numbers of any valuable property in your unit, and take digital photos of important items. This information will be helpful for investigators, should your property be stolen.
If you have any information about storage unit burglaries that may be helpful for investigators, contact police at 394-4134. You can also send an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the info to 847411.