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Lake Wales Police need your help capturing car burglar

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Lake Wales Police Department reported that it is investing several vehicle burglaries which occurred during the night time hours of Saturday, March 9.  Police say that in each of the burglaries the offender(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole loose items which were easy to remove.  Items such as electronics, wallets, a firearm, and money were stolen.  Police reported that one of the vehicle burglaries occurred on Edgewater Drive and the others were in the Highland Point and North point subdivisions.

Police encouraged residents to remove valuables from plain view and to secure vehicles at all times.  The Lake Wales Police Department would like anyone with exterior video surveillance in the Highland Point, North Point and Edgewater Dr areas to check their video recording system from the night of March 9.  Police believe the offender(s) was checking vehicles to see if they were locked or not prior to committing the burglaries.  Police would like residents to report suspicious people or vehicles captured on home video surveillance.  Also, if any residents witnessed suspicious activity they are encouraged to contact the police.

A spokesperson said, "We would prefer residents call us and it turn out to be nothing than we would have residents not call us and a crime occur.  If a resident asks themselves the question ‘should I call the police?', they probably should."

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact Detective Mary Jerome at (863) 678-4223 extension 274 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

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