Suspicious Male Spotted Searching Cars

Police called to The Overlook at Apalachee in Dacula after a resident observed a suspicious male looking into cars and trying to open vehicle doors.

Several cars in a Dacula subdivision were entered and searched during the early morning hours of April 27.

Police responded to The Overlook at Apalachee after a resident reported seeing a suspicious male looking into cars and attempting to open vehicle doors. Responding officers were unable to locate the male, but found several cars with doors left wide open. According to the police report, the glove compartments and center consoles of the vehicles had been searched.

At least five vehicles were entered, but no items were reporting missing in those incidents. In all five cases, there were no signs of forced entry.

The cases are listed as active.

AOL Autos offers the following tips to prevent car break-ins:

  • Lock your doors.
  • Keep personal belongings out of sight.
  • Stow power cords, adapters and other items that might tip thieves off to the presence of concealed GPS units, iPods and other devices.
  • Secure your personal belongings before, not after, you park. .
  • Completely close windows and sunroofs.
  • Get an alarm.
  • Stick with your original audio equipment. After market stereos are often an attractive target for thieves.
  • Park in a busy and/or well-lit area.

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Tina Truman May 04, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I had the same thing happen to me during the wee morning hours on the same day! I filed a police report. Odd thing though. My car is parked closest to the house, under the light and there were 4 other vehicles in the driveway that "HAD" valuables in them and they weren't touched. Wonder what they're looking for and if it could be some type of gang initiation or teenagers. Who knows?


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