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Suspicious men caught on camera in Miramar & Spring Park

JACKSONVILE, Fla. – Video appearing to show men targeting cars for break-ins in the Spring Park and Miramar neighborhoods has prompted a neighborhood crime alert.

Surveillance images in video shared with News4Jax appear to show a man attempting to break into a car in a parking lot along Spring Park Road.

The video was recorded just before 3 a.m. Monday.

A separate home security video recorded in the Miramar area over the weekend appears to show two men rummaging through a woman's BMW.

Holly McMurry said she had no idea two men entered her car until she got into her car the next day and realized it was a mess inside. She pulled video from her camera that showed the two men going into her car.

McMurry said she normally locks her car, but this was one time she forgot to lock up.

"They are right in my backyard in the middle of the night," she said. "It's terrifying to think that this happens during the night and probably every night of the week somewhere."

McMurry said five other neighbors also reported someone entering their cars.

It's unclear if those cars were also unlocked.

In the Spring Park video, the man appears to have some type of cloth covering his hand as he attempts to open car doors. News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said he was likely trying not to leave his print on any of the door handles.

If anyone has information about the suspects seen in these two videos, you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.


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