Ocean View police on Monday, Jan. 18, reported that, over the weekend, the surrounding area had at least eight car burglaries that police knew about. They occurred in Savannah's Landing, Ocean Way Estates and Summerfield, police said, noting that all of the vehicles were unlocked and various items, including cash, GPS equipment, cameras and other electronic items, were taken.
"We want to stress to everyone the importance of locking your vehicle when you get out of it," police said. "Not only are you protecting your vehicle but, if you have a garage, the garage door opener is probably in your vehicle and you are providing a burglar access to your garage and possible your home.
"The police can only do so much," they emphasized. "The first line of responsibility is you, the home owner. Please take the time to lock your vehicles and homes and make it harder for burglars to get at your possessions."
Police further pointed out that it is a lot faster and cheaper to lock the doors than it is to fill out police and insurance reports and then purchase replacement items.
Anyone with information on this string of burglaries or needing to report additional incidents is being asked to contact the Ocean View Police Department.