New Braunfels, Texas, police are warning RV dealers along Interstate 35 about ongoing thefts for the past several months, according to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
Camping World, along with several other RV dealerships along the I-35 corridor from San Antonio to Austin, have been victims of repeated thefts in the past two months, New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Penshorn said.
Camping World sales manager Bill Lay said his store as been broken into four times in two months with someone stealing TVs and microwaves from the model RVs in the lot.
“They’ve hit all the RV dealers,” Lay said. “We have someone out watching every night now.”
Down the highway at Evergreen RV Center, manager Mike Vowels said he was hit by the thieves, too.
“It basically seems to be TVs and microwaves that they’re taking,” Vowels said. “It’s a substantial amount of money and time lost by this.
“It’s very frustrating. Though it’s a business and not a home, you still feel violated. These people are breaking in and taking things that don’t belong to them.”
Penshorn said New Braunfels police have no suspects, but are working with the RV dealerships to find a lead.
“It’s been an ongoing thing along the I-35 corridor,” Penshorn said. “There’s been a string of them from San Antonio to Austin that are getting hit. It’s something we’re working on solving.”
Anyone with information on the thefts is encouraged to call the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 608-2179.