Investigators are looking into another rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred throughout Greenwood County between March 22 and April 1.
According to investigators, seven vehicle break-ins were reported in the city on Monday and four were reported in the county. Four other vehicle break-ins were reported in the county last Monday. Investigators say that the vehicles were all unlocked.
Items stolen from the vehicles include a DPMS Oracle AR-15 assault rifle with a red dot sight, two boxes of .45 caliber ammunition, a Glock Model 31 with laser grip sights, $300 in cash, prescription pain medication, several wallets and an assortment of loose change.
The thefts took place on Sunset Drive, Sagewood Road and Dogwood Drive; Greenway Drive and Effie Drive in North Fall Acres; and in the Rock Knoll area off of Laurel Avenue and Haltiwanger Road.
There was another, much larger string of vehicle break-ins that occurred in September and August last year. The vast majority of those break-ins involved vehicles that were left unlocked overnight, one of which was a police vehicle containing a number of guns and ammunition. Investigators made a number of arrests in connection with those burglaries, including one that involved the SWAT team at Georgetown Apartments.
Officials are again encouraging residents to lock their vehicles at night. Anyone with information regarding the break-ins should call the Sheriff’s Office, the Greenwood Police Department or dial 911.