Lee Co. neighborhood targeted in vehicle break-ins
Charles Webb spent the morning of his birthday cleaning up shattered glass after vandals broke the driver's door window of his truck.
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -
More than a dozen Lee County residents say they were targeted in neighborhood vehicle break-ins
Resident Charles Webb spent time on his birthday doing something he didn't expect- cleaning up the mess left after his car was broken into.
But he isn't missing any items, because he said he listened to the advice of officers and made sure there were no valuables left inside.
"I took everything out and cleaned it, just waiting to get it repaired now," said Webb
He spent the morning of his birthday cleaning up shattered glass after vandals broke the driver's door window of his truck.
Webb moved to the Huntingdon Subdivision in Lee County two months ago and was surprised something like this happened.
"Definitely a shocker," said Webb. "Especially in a neighborhood you think is safe. Makes you wonder sometimes if any place is safe."
While the would-be thieves caused a mess and rummaged through Webb's truck, they didn't find anything worth taking.
"I listened to what the Sheriff and the Police," he explained. "They tell you [to] take your valuables out of your vehicle, because it's a target for folks. So I make it a habit to do that every night. I wish everybody would heed those warnings and it would probably prevent some of the things like this from happening."
Spray paint can still be seen on a garage just a few streets over, after vandals struck the same subdivision last week.
"You work hard everyday for things like this and it's a shame that somebody just wants to come and vandalize what you work hard for everyday," said Webb.
Webb says with everything that's happened he has considered buying surveillance cameras.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crimes.
12 vehicles were broken into. Electronics and money were among items stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office.