Rash of entering autos occurs in Milton

Failure to lock vehicles big help to thieves



MILTON, Ga. – A series of vehicles were broken into May 22 and 25 throughout Milton.

One victim, on May 22 was at a friend’s home on Autumn Chase, with her car parked on the street. An iPad and purse were inside the car. There was no sign of forced entry to the car.

In addition, there were several vehicles broken into May 25 in downtown Crabapple.

One Branyan Trail victim reported her vehicle entered overnight. She found a Nikon camera stolen from the backseat of her unlocked car at 8 a.m. that morning.

Residents of Lecoma Trace told police someone entered their two vehicles overnight, taking a purse, wallet, golf clubs, credit cards and an XM satellite radio. The two vehicles were left unlocked.

A third vehicle was locked, but had a window halfway down.

A resident of Tensas Trace told police she had left the passenger window open, allowing a suspect to unlock the car door and take a credit card and driver’s license from her wallet.

An iPad mini was reported taken overnight from the vehicle of another Branyan Trail resident.

In most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. In the cases where the vehicle was locked, windows were left rolled down to allow access.

Police recommend owners should remove valuables from vehicles at night or at least store them in the trunk.

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