For Immediate Release
July 31, 2012
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has recently seen an increase in the number of auto burglaries. Most of the victims are families on vacation to South Walton, primarily in the Seacrest/Seagrove communities. The burglaries have been happening on the weekends in the late hours of the night. The suspect(s) stole items ranging from firearms to radar detectors.
In all of the cases, the victims forgot to lock their car doors. These burglaries are crimes of opportunity and can be prevented by taking your valuables out of your car and locking it.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that might be able to help identify the suspect(s) involved in the auto burglaries. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity can contact Inv. John Glenister @ 850-401-4606 or you can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-888-654-TIPS or www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com.