Holiday season brings out more entering auto thefts

Holiday season brings out more entering auto thefts

Peachtree City for the period of Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 had five entering auto incidents. Items such as a handgun and a cell phone were stolen and, as is often the case, four of the vehicles were unlocked.

An entering auto incident was reported on Dec. 30 at a residence on Biltmore Trce off Robinson Road. A Glock handgun was stolen from the unlocked vehicle, according to police reports.

A second entering auto at another Biltmore Trce residence was reported at 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 30.

The homeowner told officers an undisclosed amount of change was stolen from the unlocked vehicle, police reports said.

A third entering auto was reported at the Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center on Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m.

An iPhone and a purse were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot, according to reports.

A Dec. 2 incident occurred at the U.S. Post Office on Ga. Highway 74 South. Reported at 10:30 a.m., a laptop bag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle, reports said.

Also on Dec. 2, a locked vehicle on Interlochen Drive off North Peachtree Parkway had the lock damaged though the owner reported nothing stolen, said reports.

Officers always advise residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times, even when in the driveway at home. Hand in hand with that advice is to never leave anything of value in plain sight. 

While this advice will not deter someone forcing an entry into a vehicle in hopes of finding something of value, it does tend to diminish the odds of a vehicle break-in.