Rash of entering autos reported by Sheriff’s Office | Local News
MOULTRIE, Georgia – The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple calls from vehicle break-ins early Wednesday morning.
The MPs were first posted to Block 300 on Clubview Drive, where a Benelli shotgun was retrieved from a vehicle, according to Blake Livings, detective with the sheriff’s office. From there, entry into four other vehicles was reported. Another on Clubview Drive, Holly Trail, and Lakeshore Drive.
“Items that were taken included a total of around $ 365 in cash, gift cards, a Costa sunglasses case, various amounts of ammunition, and a driver’s license,” said Livings.
One of the victims recorded the incident with Nest video surveillance cameras, but authorities were unable to identify a suspect from the footage.
“We recommend anyone who has video surveillance in this area to look for signs of suspicious activity between 2:30 and 5 am,” said Lt. Ronald Jordan, Head of the CCSO Investigation Division.
During the investigation, the authorities recovered some stolen items. The Costas case, a puzzle piece face mask, the driver’s license, $ 7 cash, a new phone charger, and the Benelli shotgun, according to Livings.
“We believe there are more vehicle break-ins that were not reported,” said Livings. “We encourage all victims to come forward and we encourage everyone in the area to check their vehicles.”
Livings and Jordan recommend that residents keep all sensitive information, valuables, cash, or weapons in their homes or other secure locations. Authorities said the vehicles were all unlocked.
“We almost never see a car pulling in, breaking the window or otherwise damaging the vehicle,” said Livings.
“Unlocked cars are the most common break-ins,” agreed Jordan. “We always recommend people lock their vehicles. Whether at home, in the garage or elsewhere. “
To report similar incidents, call the CCSO, (229) 616-7430.