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String of car break-ins in Palm Coast

At least five vehicles were burglarized in "B" section

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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff's Office was investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the "B" section of Palm Coast overnight.

At least five vehicles were hit.  Investigators said all those vehicles were unlocked and unattended.

The Sheriff's Office received complaints from residents on Birchwood Drive, Brooklyn Lane, Brookside Drive and Birchview Place.

"Our Investigative Services Division (ISD) has been investigating the car break-ins that occurred in the Seminole Woods area last month. Although it is not believed that these incidents are related, it is still important to remove personal items from vehicles and keep the doors locked at all times," said Sheriff James L. Manfre.

The Sheriff's Office provided this crime prevention advice:

  • Remove all valuables from the interior of your vehicle. Cameras, computers, purses, wallets and other electronics should be locked in the trunk or secured out of sight.
  • Always lock your vehicle and activate the alarm, if installed.
  • Park in well-lit areas when possible.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 911. For additional crime prevention advice, call the Community Outreach Unit at 386-586-2623.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Investigative Services Division at 386-586-4801 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.