Authorities in the western Wiregrass are reminding residents to lock their windows and doors at all times.
Over the last week, Elba Police Chief Ronnie Whitworth says his department has responded to several residential burglaries.
Chief Whitworth says home break-ins' are very unusual in the city.
In each instance, the homeowner was not inside.
The suspect or suspects responsible took jewelry and electronic equipment.
Chief Whitworth says unfortunately the holidays often bring out the criminal element.
If you have information on the recent rash of residential break-ins’, contact the Elba Police Department at 334- 897-2555.