Rash of break-ins reported in Elmore

Published 9:14am Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thieves took advantage of unlocked car and truck doors to see what treasures they could find during the early morning hours Sunday in the Elmore community.
At least eight reports of car break-ins were reported to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.
The break-ins allegedly began just after midnight and continued until just after 6 a.m., according to the reports.
“As far as we know right now this is an isolated occurrence within the county,” said Ricky Lowery, chief deputy of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Department. “I encourage people to lock their vehicles.”
The break-ins occurred mostly on Rucker Road, Alabama Highway 143 and Bellingrath Road.
A couple of the victims had their vehicles broken into, but reported nothing stolen.
The other victims reported items ranging from handguns to flashlights being taken out of the vehicles.
One victim reported a 2003 Toyota Tundra valued at $15,000 was stolen and later recovered the same day.
All eight of the reports indicated the vehicle were not locked.
Lowery said no suspects have been developed at this time, but investigators are acting on leads.
The sheriff’s department asks anyone with any information regarding the break-ins to call 334-567-5227.

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