More car break-ins plague Athens residents | Crime
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is warning residents about a recent uptick in car break-ins.
Several thefts were reported in January, and even more were discovered over Valentine's Day weekend.
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Police said most of the targeted vehicles had valuables, such as purses and cell phones, left in plain sight.
The latest rash of break-ins began Friday, Feb. 13. A woman told police her mother's car was broken into between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., when it was parked at her home on Spring Valley Road. The thieves took a $40 bottle of Perry Ellis cologne, 10 CDs and about $1 in loose change.
Another break-in was reported between 1 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The victim told police someone took her purse and about $20 in cash from her car when it was parked in front of a business on Commerce Boulevard.
A second Commerce Boulevard break-in happened Feb. 14 between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Suspects took a $300 Coach bag and all its contents from the car.