Someone is "keying" vehicles in local automobile dealer lots, and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson wants to stop the offenders in their tracks.
On two separate occasions, offenders have caused serious paint and body damage to new and used vehicles at Rozier Ford Lincoln Mercury, he said. A total of 16 cars and trucks were affected, and the damage, caused by deep scratches with an unknown object, occurred at night after the sales lot was closed.
Evans County Sheriff's investigators are working on a similar case that took place near Hagan at Nesmith Chevrolet, he said.
There is no evidence of forced entry or any theft from the vehicles or the car lots - only damage to the vehicles' paint finish.
"Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies have increased patrols around the area of Rozier Ford," as well as other automobile sales lots in the area, Anderson said. Investigators are also "seeking information on the suspects in this case."
Anyone with information on the parties responsible for these crimes are asked to contact Capt. Todd Hutchens at 912-764-8888.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 912-489-9414.