WAKULLA CO. (WTXL) – Nearly 20 unlocked cars were broken into this weekend. The incidents all happened in residential neighborhoods. The criminal would go door-to-door checking to see if the vehicle was unlocked and if so--would proceed to take the belongings inside. Everything from cash to cell phones to even guns were stolen in this weekend's break-ins.
Sheriff Charlie Creel reacts to the incidents saying, "I don't consider them burglaries because all these vehicles are left unlocked. It's a crime of opportunity for people that are doing it.”
Residents on Jasmine Dr, Mulberry Circle, Duncan Dr and Traynor Ct were all hit up over the weekend. However, this is not a confined problem, but rather a growing one that's been impacting different residents all year. The sheriff does have a person of interest that they're currently questioning.