Flour Bluff residents warning thieves

The Corpus Christi Police Department has issued warnings about burglars in the Flour Bluff area and to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. 

 Burglars in Flour Bluff have targeted homes and garages.

Over the last few days Hurricane Harvey has caused extensive flooding, and widespread power outages across the Coastal Bend. While most residents have banded together with local, state and federal authorities during the storm, thieves in Flour Bluff have decided to rob homes, adding another issue to worry about.

“You see and hear a lot of good stories of people rallying around each other, and you don’t want to think about the other element. The element that takes advantage of people," said Flour Bluff resident Rupert Wright.

“They are everywhere. It is scary. People are still having to go back to work now, and you don’t know who is coming to check on a friend’s house, or are they here to rob people," said Flour Bluff resident Kelli Owens.

 The Corpus Christi Police Department have provided extra patrols in the Flour Bluff area since the voluntary evacuation before the storm.

“At any given time immediately after the storm, we had over 190 police officers on the street,” said C.C.P.D. Lt. JC Hooper.

 Kelli Owens, a long time resident in Flour Bluff, says these thieves are the worst type imaginable, taking advantage of people that are at the mercy of the storm, but it's a good thing she has good neighbors.

“If you see something on the curb you want to pick up later, do not do it at night, please, please. I don’t want to shoot you, but I will, so will my neighbors," said Kelli.

“Thieves do what they do, and we do what we do, but we need your help. Just be alert, and don’t hesitate to call us. Taking someone's life over a lawnmower or a big screen TV is just something that, in our opinion, legally, is something that we would never condone,” said Lt. JC Hooper.

Remember to call 911 to report suspicious activity and all thefts or call the Corpus Christi Police Department 361-886-2600.

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