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SAPD data reveals how prevalent car burglaries are at one popular SA spot

At last check, San Antonio Police are still looking for a man who broke into a Tesla and reportedly stole Olympic medals from a Paralympian's car.

SAN ANTONIO — KENS 5 obtained new numbers of reported car burglaries and thefts, in the city, and at a popular San Antonio spot. 

It is on the heels of a recent crime, at the RIM, that has garnered a lot of attention. At last check, San Antonio Police are still looking for a man who broke into a Tesla and reportedly stole Olympic medals from a Paralympian's car.

The medals have been found, but the suspect has not. The victim, Jen Lee, still doesn’t have his medals back. SAPD told KENS 5 Tuesday, they plan to return this medals possibly sometime this week.

KENS 5 conducted an interview with a man named Chris. He didn't want to show his face on camera and works at a business at the RIM Shopping Center. He said his truck was broken into recently, and said he was not alone.

"They are hitting them up quick and popping locks," he said. They pretty much trashed up my whole truck."

For vehicle thefts, trucks top the list. According to SAPD, the top three vehicles stolen in San Antonio are all trucks.

  • Ford F Series Pickup
  • Chevrolet Pickup, all models
  • Dodge Ram Series Pickup

Through a request, SAPD emailed KENS 5 the number of burglaries and vehicle thefts in San Antonio. KENS 5 looked at the city as a whole and the main address for the RIM.

Credit: KENS 5

The San Antonio Police Department said the medals were dropped off at a San Antonio Fire Department station. However, an arrest has not taken place. Authorities are working to obtain finger prints from the medals in an attempt to locate the suspect.

Jessica Lopez, the General Manager of the RIM provided the following statement:

"The RIM's retail areas are monitored 24/7 by a quality security team who is in constant communication with local police. The safety of our customers and community is our number one priority."