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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A string of recent entering autos is catching the attention of Thomasville investigators. Police say the owners of the vehicles each did their part to avoid becoming a target for crime.

It's an all too familiar crime, thieves targeting vehicles for valuables. But three recent break-ins have Thomasville investigators scratching their heads. "Nothing has been taken from any of these vehicles however we do have it under investigation," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

On Monday night someone broke into a car in the 300 block of Crawford Street. The next morning police responded to entering auto calls in the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of Jefferson Street and at the Scott Senior Center on North Stevens Street.

Luckily all of the vehicles were locked forcing criminals to break out windows on the vehicles, because all of the vehicles were rummaged through now investigators are wondering what the thieves we're searching for.

Police say they're not sure if the same person is responsible,"it's unknown at this time if they are connected but they are a lot similar, windows were broken out of each vehicle, and nothing was taken from each vehicle," said Hampton.

While the crooks took no valuables, the invasion of privacy and damage to the vehicles does enough harm. Sam Wells says while he hasn't been a victim, he knows the act alone can hurt more than just a pocket book.

"It would cost me money that's a problem, but it's just the morality of it, it's messed up, I don't agree with stealing," said Wells.

Police are hoping that people will speak up, and help with the investigation before another entering auto crime occurs.

Police have a person of interest but no suspects. If you know anything about the crimes you are asked to call Thomasville police.

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