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Rio Grande Police Warn of Alarming Trend Occurring on Southern Border

“They don't get reported that often, but they should."

Rio Grande City police chief Noe Castillo. (Image source: screen grab via KRGV-TV)

Police in Rio Grande, Texas, are warning motorists that individuals who have just illegally crossed the border into the U.S. may attempt to forcefully enter their vehicles.

Police chief Noe Castillo said his department has received reports of people crossing the Rio Grande River and then immediately trying to jump into motorist's cars.

“They don't get reported that often, but they should. You never know what these people are trying to do. You don't know their intentions are,” he told KRGV-TV.

Rio Grande City police chief Noe Castillo. (Image source: screen grab via KRGV-TV)

He added that one woman called to report individuals who ran back into a store after trying to hop into her vehicle. 

“They're kind of desperate to get away or try to find the actual vehicle they were trying to get in,” Castillo told KRGV.

[sharequote align="center"]“They're kind of desperate to get away or try to find the actual vehicle they were trying to get in"[/sharequote]

The police chief warned motorists that they should always be aware of their surroundings.

A representative from the Rio Grande Police Department was not available Wednesday evening for comment to TheBlaze. An email to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol was not immediately returned.

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