Crime

Waldo Canyon fire: 37 burglaries, 28 car break-ins victimized evacuees

Update: Last week, when Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Miller told us that Waldo Canyon fire evacuees had been victimized by 22 burglaries and sixteen car break-ins, she stressed that the numbers could go up as authorities got more access to the blaze zone. And have they ever. The CSPD has now confirmed 37 burglaries and 28 thefts to motor vehicles.
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