String of car break-ins strike Burton area

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 16, 2014 


Several unlocked cars in a Burton neighborhood were entered overnight Monday, with items including a handgun and designer sunglasses reported missing, according to reports from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Six cars in Irongate were entered between Monday night and Tuesday morning, resulting in thefts of items valued at about $700, the reports said.

One woman spotted a man in a neighbor's car at about 3 a.m. Tuesday after she heard a car alarm. She and her husband were both heading to work when they realized their cars had been searched, although nothing was taken from them, the report said.

Another woman reported finding her car open, with items strewn inside. Nothing was reported stolen from the car.

Of the six cars entered, three had missing items, including a handgun, two hunting cameras, a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses and two wallets.

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