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Deputies warn residents of increase in vehicle burglaries in Jackson County

Vehicle Break-ins
Posted at 4:30 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 07:17:30-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Jackson County deputies seen an increase in car break-ins and thefts over the weekend and are now urging residents to protect themselves by locking their car doors.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies worked several vehicle burglaries in Dogwood Heights and Greenwood areas on Monday morning.

They say vehicles were left unlocked and firearms and other items were taken.

At this time, deputies are unsure if the vehicle burglaries are related.

Authorities are urging residents to lock their vehicles to avoid becoming easy targets to thieves.

The Sheriff's Office is encouraging anyone that may have seen something suspicious in these areas to please contact them at (850) 482-9648. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at (850) 526-5000.