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Wakulla County Residents Urged To Lock Doors Amid Recent String Of Car Burglaries

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries earlier this week in Wakulla County. Sheriff’s deputies say most were preventable.

On Tuesday, law enforcement fielded at least 10 complaints of vehicle burglaries in a pair of residential neighborhoods in Crawfordville.

“People lost some possessions that varied from things and wallets to GPSs to things of that nature,” said Keith Blackmar, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

But, Blackmar says it’s an avoidable situation.

“…where you can make sure you’ve locked your vehicle and take whatever valuables you have out of it before you go in the house because these break-ins are not forced entries or broken windows. It’s strictly somebody looking for an unlocked door that’s quick and easy, you grab and you go, and you move on to the next one,” added Blackmar.

Blackmar says deputies believe most of the burglaries occurred Monday night and were reported Tuesday. Blackmar adds officials have identified one possible suspect, but no arrests have been made.

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