Rash of car break-ins in Indian Land

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By Jenny Hartley

INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning Panhandle residents to lock their cars at night.

Five break-ins were reported overnight on Jan. 9 in Indian Land neighborhoods, including Bridgehampton, Glen Laurel, Windsor Trace and Hanover, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

On Ashby Lane in Windsor Trace, a man warmed up his car while he took his dogs for a walk about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

When he returned to the car, he found that his Cobra radar detector had been taken.

The man told a deputy that he found an Optimus mini-tape recorder that wasn’t his in the front seat.

The radar detector is valued at $20.

In another incident, someone apparently entered a car parked at a Bidford Road home in Windsor Trace between 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 4:45 a.m. Jan. 9. The car had been left unlocked. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, but the owner wanted to report the incident to police.

Sheriff’s office crime prevention officer Eric Brown asks residents to lock up their cars at night, and to bring valuables, such as GPS units, cell phones, iPods and laptop computers, inside for the night.

Suspicious activity may be reported to the sheriff’s office by calling (803) 547-5933 or 283-4136.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151