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Vehicle Break-Ins On The Rise In Brownstown

Last updated on Friday, November 4, 2011

(BROWNSTOWN) - Police are advising Brownstown residents to lock up their cars in response to a rash of thefts in the area.

Brownstown Police Department reported that the thefts began about a month ago with thieves targeting unlocked vehicles.

On Thursday, police received the most theft reports in a one-day period thus far with many of the thefts occurring at Brownstown Central High School and in the town of Ewing. Brownstown Police Chief Steve Scarlett said the thieves mostly take cash, medication and other small items. But larger items like a laptop computer and car radio have been taken.

Police say the suspects, spotted in surveillance footage and reported by witnesses, are two to three young men in their teens or 20s wearing hoods. One of the suspects reportedly wears a baseball cap.

Many of the thefts took place near the Jackson County Courthouse, on East Bridge Street and at Venus Acres.

Sheriff's deputies and Brownstown officers are beefing up patrols to discourage further thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department.

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