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Sumter police report more than 20 vehicle break-ins over weekend

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SUMTER, SC - More than 20 vehicles were reportedly broken into between Thursday and Saturday, most taking place in the Alice Drive and Historic District areas.

The break-ins occurred on Lindley Avenue, Miller Road, Haynsworth Street, Adams Avenue, Guyton Drive, Lesesne Drive, Tucson Drive and Armstrong Boulevard, according to incident reports from Sumter Police Department.

In some cases, more than one vehicle at a residence was entered, and suspects reportedly searched inside one homeowner's carport. Some of the victims told officers that their vehicles were locked, but the majority said they left their vehicles unsecured, according to the incident reports.

The break-ins occurred between 8 a.m. on Thursday and about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Many of the victims reported that nothing seemed to have been taken from their vehicles while four reports showed that debit cards, driver's licenses, Social Security cards, wallets, a CB radio and three loaded AR-15 magazines were stolen.

Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the police department, said officers are continuing to investigate the incidents.

McGirt also encourages people to be sure they lock their vehicles before walking away.

Lock the doors and check them later just like you would check the front door of your home, McGirt said.

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