People should be careful not to leave valuables in their vehicles, especially SUV’s or pickup trucks, Statesboro Police warn. It seems thieves are targeting these kinds of vehicles during recent automobile break-ins.
Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson said offenders are using some sort of tool to “pop” locks on trucks and sports utility vehicles and have taken mostly purses, but a few other items as well.
Several incidents were reported at 180 Fitness in the College Plaza shopping center off Fair Road, he said. There were also other incidents in the area, including at least one at Pittman Park Church, that were likely related, he said. Also, over the weekend, an entering auto incident at The Olive Garden took place where the offender used a similar method of breaking into the locked vehicle.
Brunson said the suspects in the case are two black males, who were seen by witnesses wearing white tee shirts at the time of some of the break-ins. The two are possibly using a late model dark gray or black Chrysler 300 and a late model maroon Toyota, he said.
The automobile break-ins are being conducted in broad daylight, during “daytime peak hours,” and all victims’ vehicles were locked, he said.
Anyone with information regarding the break-ins is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division at (912) 764-1542. All calls will remain confidential, Brunson said.