Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are looking into another rash of vehicle burglaries that have plagued one of the county’s rural areas in recent days.
Auto break-ins were reported in the areas around Canoe and Wawbeek, where firearms were again the main target of the burglar or burglars. Jewelry, money and electronics were also taken from the vehicles that were illegally entered, all of which were reportedly left unlocked.
Chief Deputy Mike Lambert encouraged residents, even those in rural areas, to take their personal property out of their vehicles or to lock the vehicles if the items are going to be left inside.
“Investigations have shown that if the vehicle is locked, these burglars move on,” said Lambert.