Nearly 8 Of 10 Spartanburg Co. Car Break-Ins Were Unlocked Vehicles

SPARTANBURG COUNTY – Nearly eight out of ten vehicles that were reported broken into in Spartanburg County since June were left unlocked.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says 222 car break-ins have been reported since June 1. Out of that total, 179 vehicles were left unlocked. That is 78 percent of vehicles where a thief merely had to open a car door.

Only 24 break-in incidents involved a vehicle where a window was broken or pried open.

Sheriff’s investigators say the vast majority of those crimes happen between midnight and 5:00 a.m. in residential areas.

Valuable items are often left in cars in plain view, making them attractive to thieves. Deputies add you should lock those items in a trunk or take them inside your home.

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