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Officials seek help with break-ins, vehicle thefts
Investigation centers around truck found in subdivision
BCSO truck
This truck was found abandoned in a local subdivision, and officials are linking it to several break-ins and vehicle thefts. - photo by Special
Two stolen trucks and other pilfered items have Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies seeking the public’s help.Last week, during an investigation into several automobile break-ins in the area, investigators found an abandoned gold Ford F-150 with an extended cab on Youngblood Road, in the Laurel Hill subdivision, between Statesboro and Brooklet.The truck, found to be stolen from South Carolina, contained a lawn mower and several items that had been stolen from locations in Effingham County the same night, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.In addition to the automobile break-ins, a Y-Delta work truck was stolen from the same Youngblood Road area, on the same night, he said. It was later recovered in Augusta.Other neighborhoods targeted by thieves breaking into cars include Brooklet’s Lenox Hills and Cambridge subdivisions, as well as Hunter’s Pointe and Glen Oaks near Statesboro.“It is hoped that a citizen in one of these neighborhoods targeted by thieves over the past two weeks will remember that vehicle in the area during the time of thefts,” Anderson said. Anyone who remembers an incident involving a gold Ford F-150 should call sheriff’s Investigator Jared Akins at (912) 764-1789 or submit an anonymous tip to Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.
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