Lexington police officers implore motorists to lock their vehicles after a rash of thefts
Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Officers with the Lexington Police Department are imploring vehicle owners to lock their automobiles whenever they park them, especially overnight at their homes. Over the past weekend, a rash off thefts occurred from unlocked vehicles. This has caused officers to dedicate precious hours to writing up all the reports and investigating these crimes.
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at approximately 2:45 a.m., several individuals were caught on surveillance footage entering vehicles in the Barr Lake neighborhood of Lexington. There were at least four individuals involved in these incidents. Three of the suspects were on foot while the fourth was driving along in a white Mercedes just in case they needed to make a quick getaway. They simply went from home to home checking for unlocked vehicles. It was almost as if the vehicle’s owners set up an easy shopping trip for them!
Lexington police officers now say there were seven incidents that night. Every one of those vehicles were unlocked. These type of "convenience" thieves have taken everything from pocket change to expensive electronics like laptops and tablets. In the past, some vehicle owners have even left firearms in their cars and of course, those have been stolen too.
Now, officers are asking that you look at the picture from those incidents closely. If anyone knows the identities of these individuals, please contact Detective Corporal Currier at (803) 359-2067 or email@example.com.