Crime & Public Safety

This Bluffton neighborhood was hit by a string of car break-ins. Investigation continues

Burglars caught on camera breaking into garage in the Indigo Run area of Hilton Head

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance in identifying four males believed to be involved in multiple burglaries. The burglaries took place early Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Indigo Run area of Hilton Head Island.
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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance in identifying four males believed to be involved in multiple burglaries. The burglaries took place early Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Indigo Run area of Hilton Head Island.

Update: A suspect was arrested on charges not related to this incident, but police trying to determine if he is connected to the Baywood neighborhood car break-ins, a Bluffton Police Department spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon.

At least 10 vehicles were broken into in the Baywood neighborhood in Bluffton sometime Sunday night and into Monday morning, according to Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Some car owners said nothing was taken, but that their glove boxes were open and items scattered throughout the vehicles, the reports said.

Among the items that were stolen was a toolbox, credit cards, wallets, a Social Security card, business checks, and Rayban sunglasses.

One couple had a home security camera that captured the suspect rummaging through cars and stealing a briefcase, the report said.

Some of the vehicles were locked, some were not, the reports said.

No suspects have been identified.

Two weeks ago, multiple car break-ins and stolen cars were reported in a neighborhood just outside of Indigo Run on Hilton Head Island. Days later, other vehicle break-ins were reported inside the community, police said.

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Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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