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Smash and Grab Car Break-in Reported at Rabbit Hill Park

Victims saw a dark colored minivan next to their vehicle around the time of the theft.

An Auburn man and his wife were the latest victims of the “smash and grab” type car break-ins that .

On Sept. 3, the man and his wife were visiting with their daughter. After exiting their truck, the husband and wife noticed a dark-colored minivan occupied by two males parked nearby with its engine running.

In an email to Dacula Patch, the wife wrote that she returned to the truck to get something and noticed the minivan had moved into a spot next to the truck. The wife said she locked the truck and walked away.

“Two minutes later they smashed the window of the truck and took my purse and phone and drove off as we stood 500 feet away at the playground,” she wrote.

The victims were unable to provide a description of the suspects other than their sex and race.

The stolen purse contained multiple credit cards, cash, a Georgia driver’s license, two blank checks and an iPhone.

The case is listed as active.

Wilma Maddox September 10, 2011 at 10:53 PM
Well they have been warned time and time again about leaving items in plain sight!
my2cents September 11, 2011 at 05:15 AM
FYI, you don't have to leave anything in plain sight. They don't even look in your vehicle. They are watching you walk away without a purse and they smash assuming your purse is inside. You think because your purse is under the seat or hidden somewhere or even at home your not at risk...think again. Also, not everyone is aware of the problem. As you can see the VICTIMS are from Auburn. It's not like Fox5 & Channel2 news are warning all of Georgia about the outbreak of car break ins in Dacula. So who exactly is "warning people time & time again"???
Mary K. September 11, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Agreed, Becky. Smash and grabs are all about opportunity....even if you have NOTHING in your car, you can still fall victim. Thieves have gotten lucky so often, they are playing the odds.
Richard K. September 12, 2011 at 08:07 PM
We had a similar "smash and grab" incident in Holcomb Bridge Park between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 10, 2011.

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