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Police warning about vehicle break-ins

Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:02 PM
Last updated 11:47 PM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Aiken Department of Public Safety are searching for suspects after a series of unrelated vehicle break-ins.

Police are asking the public to be vigilant about locking and securing their vehicles and putting belongings out of sight.

In Richmond County, the crimes are centered around the Windermere subdivision off of Deans Bridge. Between late Saturday and early Sunday, police said someone broke into numerous vehicles in the subdivision. On Sunday evening, a black male, who had hair braids and is believed to be in his early 20s, went to Smart Grocery, 3221 Wrightsboro Road, to cash several lottery tickets that had been stolen from on the vehicles.

The man who cashed in the tickets was traveling in a white, older model Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.

In Aiken, the break-ins are centered in River Bluff subdivision, where 20 vehicles were broken into on April 17.

Two young white men were captured on surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles about 11:30 p.m. April 17.

Anyone with information on the Aiken break-ins can contact Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC.

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corgimom 04/25/14 - 11:14 pm
In a perfect world, you could

In a perfect world, you could leave your valuables in your car and leave your car unlocked.

But this isn't a perfect world, there are thieves everywhere you go now, and making yourself a sitting duck is just silly.

Why do people insist on leaving expensive valuables in their cars and then get upset when they are stolen? What did they expect to happen?

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