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Jackson police investigate thefts from vehicles

JACKSON – Police are investigating multiple thefts from motor vehicles in Jackson. In a press release, Jackson Police Capt. Steven Laskiewicz said the suspects located and entered vehicles that had been left unlocked.

Police said that on Aug. 4, officers responded to multiple residences on Hyson Road, Loch Court and Mackenzie Drive to follow up on reports from residents who said their vehicles had been entered during the overnight hours. At least 12 vehicles in the area were entered by unknown individuals and ransacked. Cash, loose change, electronic equipment and prescription medication were among the items reported as stolen.

Police said that on July 21, a report was taken from a resident on Shilling Way in the Three Pence Brooke development off Bennetts Mills Road in reference to a burglary and theft from a motor vehicle. The resident reported that unknown individuals entered a vehicle and stole a wallet containing cash, personal identification and a debit card.

Police said it appears the suspects in these incidents targeted vehicles which had been left unlocked because there were no signs of forced entry.

According to police, another resident of Shilling Way reported that his video surveillance system captured footage of two suspects going through the development lifting door handles and trying to get into cars before entering the victim’s vehicle. The suspects were identified as white males, possibly in their mid to late teens to early 20’s.

Police reminded residents to remove all valuables from and to lock their vehicles. Suspicious individuals or activity may be reported to police, according to Laskiewicz.

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