Jacksonville police investigate rash of Southside apartment burglaries

JSO: Most happened during daytime along Southside Boulevard, Baymeadows Circle

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There's a neighborhood crime alert on Jacksonville's Southside, where police said there's been a rash of apartment burglaries along Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Circle. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that, over the last two weeks, 10 incidents were reported: Two at Coventry Park at Southpoint on Corporate Center Parkway, one at Del Sol Apartments on Baymeadows Circle East, three at St. Johns Plantation Apartments on Baymeadows Circle West, two at Point Park on Southbrook Drive, and two at Pointe Parc at St. Johns on Southside Boulevard. 

Police said that most of the burglaries happened during the daytime, with forced entry through front doors, and that thieves are taking televisions. 

Officers offered some safety tips, including to have a deadbolt lock installed if the apartment door does not have one. 

Police said it's also a good idea to get to know your neighbors and keep an eye on each other's apartments.

Anyone who has any information about the burglaries is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward of up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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