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Chapin PD seeking leads in auto break-ins and thefts

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) - This morning between approximately 3 and 5 a.m., an officer from the Chapin Police Department responded to a report of several cars being broken into in the Fairhaven subdivision off Lexington Avenue. Multiple residents had their vehicles gone through, though nothing was taken from some, other residents were not as lucky.

Responding officers were advised by residents they heard noises and dogs barking, but they did not think anything of it. In addition to the unlawful entry of vehicles, 2 vehicles were stolen. The common theme associated with each of these vehicles was that they were left unlocked and both stolen vehicles had the keys readily accessible.

Chief Zeigler said by social media, “We live in a wonderful community and the people who live in it are wonderful too, but we have to remember to be vigilant. The community is the eyes and ears of the police department and we need you to call when you see or hear something suspicious.”

Officers have already recovered one of the stolen vehicles near Harbison Blvd. and Broad River Road. Officers believe they can obtain evidence that will lead to arrests of the culprits and the return of their cars or items for the victims.

If you have information related to this case, please don't hesitate to call and report it to the local department at (803) 345-6443.

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