Thieves still targeting unlocked Fayetteville vehicles

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The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed crime down, but has not eliminated it. That was the case in Fayetteville where there were three entering auto incidents and a burglary reported between May 10-11.

One of the entering autos, reported on May 10, occurred at a residence on East Lanier Avenue where the resident reported that a debit card was missing from an unlocked vehicle, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

A second entering auto was also reported at a residence on East Lanier Avenue on May 10. The resident and a visitor reported that handguns were missing from their unlocked vehicles, Burdett said.

The third incident was reported on May 11 at a Sylvan Loop residence off Ga. Highway 314. The homeowner said the locking mechanism of a work vehicle had been damaged, with multiple items belonging to the company stolen, said Burdett.

The burglary was reported on May 11 at a construction site on Ga. Highway 54 West. Forced entry was made into a room and a number of tools were stolen. Tools were also stolen from locked containers at the site, said Burdett.