ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office tells us since January 1, the northeastern part of the county has seen 35 vehicle burglaries.
Sgt. Catherine Payne says 30 of those – or 86 percent – happened to unlocked vehicles.
She says burglaries are mostly taking lose change, money, jewelry, radar detectors, phones, and laptops.
“Sometimes firearms are taken,” Sgt. Payne says. “Those are the critical cases.”
She says some of the burglaries “are related” and some of them “may not be related” but didn’t go into further detail.
Payne says people need to remember to lock their cars and not to leave anything valuable inside.
Anyone with related information should call the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304. Payne says anyone with surveillance cameras on their homes can really lend a hand to the investigation.