Cars hit in smash-and-grab burglaries at movie theater

Detectives say 5 break-ins reported Thursday evening at Epic Theatre

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are investigating five smash-and-grab burglaries to vehicles that were parked at the Epic Theater parking lot Thursday in St. Augustine.

Women's purses or wallets were reported stolen out of four of the vehicles between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

The thieves also took IDs, credit cards, sunglasses and loose change, detectives said.

Anyone with any information on this investigation or who saw any suspicious activity in the movie parking lot Thursday evening is asked to contact Detective J. Kroul at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-824-8304 or by email at jkroul@sjso.org.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).