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Crooks break in to four cars in Tifton

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Thieves got into several cars in the parking lots of busy restaurants Thursday night.

Four cars were broken into near highway 82 last week in Tifton. Something that is surprising to resident Tamika Coney.

"We usually don't have that type of crime going on here this is a very friendly city," Tamika Coney said. 

Tifton Police say two of those cars were at Ruby Tuesday the others at Zaxby's and Chili's. But only two of the victims had items stolen. 

"We've had several car break-ins occur within that particular area," Detective Thomas King said. 

According to police this isn't something that's uncommon. Not a surprise at all to David Pugh, a traveler from Florida, who drives through Tifton often during hunting season. 

"A lot of people come up and down this road to go to one location to another and it's probably just easy access a lot of visitors," David Pugh said.

Although it's uncommon Police want residents to be cautious when parking there cars in the area.

"Lock your doors on your vehicles but try not to leave anything of value visible through the windows," King said.

Pugh says that he's even gone as far as making sure he can see his truck. 

"We looked out the window just to make sure because the bed of our truck sometimes have stuff that we want to make sure it doesn't get stolen," Pugh said.

As for Coney she is now going to be mindful when stopping near this area.

"I will be very considerate and mindful of that now,"Coney said.

If you know anything about these break-ins you are urged to call Tifton Police at (229)382-3132. 

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