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Lee Co. law enforcement investigates after 13 car break-ins in one night

Lee County had 13 cases of thieves breaking into cars and stealing items in one night. (Source: WALB) Lee County had 13 cases of thieves breaking into cars and stealing items in one night. (Source: WALB)
According to sheriff's Investigators, most of the cars had their doors unlocked, making it easy for thieves to steal valuable items. (Source: WALB) According to sheriff's Investigators, most of the cars had their doors unlocked, making it easy for thieves to steal valuable items. (Source: WALB)
Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals (Source: WALB) Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

In one night, Lee County had 13 cases of thieves breaking into cars and stealing items.  

Eleven of those were in the same area of East Lee County off of Philema Road in the Springdale subdivision area. Two were in another location.

According to sheriff's Investigators, most of the cars had their doors unlocked, making it easy for thieves to steal valuable items.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals said this is a reminder for drivers to keep their valuables out of their vehicles. And if you have to leave them in the car, keep them out of sight. 

Rachals said these thefts could have been avoided if residents simply remembered to lock their doors.

"That's what these thieves look for, is an easy opportunity to enter a car without making a lot of noise and a lot of times they won't close the door all the way," explained Rachals.

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate these entering auto thefts.  

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