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Sheriff warns of car breakins

Matt Pearce of the Lee Co. Sheriff's Office Matt Pearce of the Lee Co. Sheriff's Office

The Lee County Sheriff's department is advising everyone to be looking out after a number of car breakins this week.  

Authorities say thieves targeted neighborhoods off Hank Drive in the southwest part of the county and Philema Road in the east.  In some cases, thieves broke car windows to get valuables left in plain sight, but most of the vehicles were unlocked.    

 "If you have anything of value in your car, take it inside with you, take it in your house, don't leave it in your car. But if you just absolutely have to leave it in your car, please lock your vehicle. Because a lot of this can be prevented," said Matt Pearce of the Lee Co. Sheriff's Office.

Since the school year ended two weeks ago, the Sheriff's Department has investigated 30 car break-ins and they don't know if all of the cases are connected.  

Phones, wallets, purses and firearms were stolen from various vehicles, totaling more than a thousand dollars in stolen property. If you have any information about these cases call the Lee County Sheriff's office at 229-759-6014 or you can leave an anonymous tip by calling 436-tips.



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