Car burglaries on the rise in Thomasville, Thomas County

Published: Jun. 25, 2017 at 5:57 PM EDT
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By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News

June 25, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thomasville and Thomas County are seeing a dramatic increase in car burglaries.

Thomas County Sheriff's Office and Thomasville Police are joining forces to stop the crime.

For the past couple weeks, they have been conducting surveillance and patrolling local streets.

Some are are in marked units and some are undercover in plain clothing.

All the vehicles were in residential neighborhoods and unlocked at the time of entry.

The TCSO says they believe the string of incidents could be related.

"You know your neighborhood better than we do. I know in my neighborhood, if someone's out after 10 o'clock something's not right, so pick up the phone and call. We have deputies and officers out all night long and that's what we're looking for. That little piece of information," says Capt. Steven Jones, with TCSO.

With an unlocked door, there's less evidence to collect.

They say it's challenging, and can take more time cracking down on possible suspects.

No arrests have been made yet for the recent incidents.

They're urging residents to lock up their cars and report any suspicious activity.