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Law enforcement warns of car break-ins, looking for suspects

Several cars were broken into in Lee County. (Source: WALB) Several cars were broken into in Lee County. (Source: WALB)
One woman caught the men on video. (Source: Danielle Harris) One woman caught the men on video. (Source: Danielle Harris)
Danielle Harris said she won't leave valuables in the car anymore. (Source: WALB) Danielle Harris said she won't leave valuables in the car anymore. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Law enforcement and residents have a warning to protect yourself against crime before you go to bed.  

Deputies urge people to lock their car doors, even in their own driveway.

This after multiple reports of car break-ins Thursday night in a Lee County neighborhood.

The two suspects were caught on camera. Just after two in the morning they were seen breaking into a car on Dunaway Drive.

One man opened the driver's door to the car and hen the other man joins him. 

"I'm still kind of shaky," said Danielle Harris. "You know I'm just glad they didn't come in the house."

Danielle Harris has been living in this home in the Doublegate neighborhood for the past eight years. 

"This is a great neighborhood," said Harris. "We haven't had any problems like this since I've been here for sure." 

On Thursday night several cars were broken into.

Lee Co. Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lewis Harris said all of the cars were unlocked. 

Harris said last night's break in's could have been prevented with a simple lock of the car when you get out of the car. 

"It was just a human mistake of getting out of my car, keeping his wallet there and not locking my doors," explained Danielle Harris. 

During last night's car break-ins, the crooks took  spare change, credit cards and wallets.

Chief Deputy Harris said the criminals didn't take electronics or other valuables. 

Danielle installed the surveillance camera just a couple months ago. She's thankful nothing more than a wallet was stolen, and hopes others can learn a valuable lesson.

"You're not safe anywhere," said Harris. "This is a great neighborhood. It's not safe in the east side, west, side. It's not safe anywhere."

She said from now on she will take all of her valuables out of her car and into her house.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police Department are still looking for those suspects. 

If you have any information about who they are, call 229-759-6012. 

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