Investigators are seeking information on an incident in which several vehicles were burglarized and the victims' personal information was used to make large purchases during a recent school function.

Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Scott Humphrey said multiple people reported that their vehicles were burglarized between 7 and 8:30 p.m. while parked at Navarro High School on Saturday.

“It was determined during this function multiple vehicles were burglarized and items were taken, including cell phones, purses, U.S. currency, state identification and Social Security cards,” Humphrey said.

The victims reported the break-ins immediately, as well as several unauthorized transactions that happened during that time, Humphrey said.

“Investigators were able to track the transactions and obtain video surveillance from the businesses where the fraudulent transactions occurred,” he said.

“The total amount of fraudulent charges to the credit/debit cards exceeded $5,000.”

Deputies released several photos of potential suspects involved in the burglaries that include two men and three women.

Navarro ISD Superintendent Dee Carter said the incident on Saturday was a first for her and the district.

“In my 13 years here at Navarro we’ve had a few instances of minor theft and property damage, but never anything like this,” she said. “It’s very distressing that it would happen to people who were here to enjoy a student event.”

Carter encouraged the community to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they have information on the incident.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident can contact, Investigator Casey Ruiz at 830-379-1224.

Anonymous tips can be left through Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477), online at ww.gccsTIPS.org or through the app P3 Tips.

Humphrey wanted to remind everyone to always “Take It. Lock It. Hide it.”

“Don’t leave personal items such as purses in your vehicle,” he said. “If you do, remember to hide it really well, and lock everything up.”

Felicia Frazar is the assistant editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com

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Dldmny

Though "breaking-in" implies forced entry, there is no mention of broken glass, or damaged locks, which suggests that these vehicles were simply left unlocked.

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