Thieves hit 20 cars in subdivisons

Published 12:21 pm Friday, July 8, 2016

Warren County investigators are tracking leads on a series of early morning automobile break-ins Thursday in the Camelot, Robin Hood and Shenandoah Road areas off Fisher Ferry Road.

“A total of 20 cars in those areas were broken into, and all of the vehicles were unlocked. Three of those had firearms taken,” Sheriff Martin Pace said, “These all happened in the early morning hours yesterday.”

He said a wallet and small amounts of cash were also reported taken from several other cars. No arrests have been made in the thefts.

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“The only thing that has been recovered so far is a wallet, and that was recovered by the resident,” he said.

He added other cars were entered and rummaged through, but nothing was reported missing.

“These individuals were on foot and went to each car,” Pace said. “When these burglaries occur, it’s not people driving through the subdivisions. They’re dropping their accomplices off and they are walking. If you see someone you don’t know walking in your neighborhood at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, call 911.”

While no victim is responsible for a crime, he said, people can take steps to lessen the possibility they will become a victim.

“Do not leave valuables, especially firearms, in your vehicles and lock your doors,” he said.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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