CAR BURGLARS HIT SEAGROVE; NINE UNLOCKED CARS, WEAPONS TAKEN

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August 31, 2017

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Following a rash of burglaries over the weekend, nine more cars were burglarized overnight Tuesday in the area of Seagrove in Walton County.

All cars were left unlocked. Two handguns were stolen.

The burglaries took place on or in the area of Gulf Cove Court between 7pm Tuesday and 10am Wednesday morning.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office has increased patrols and is actively investigating all cases. However, we need the public’s cooperation in securing your vehicles.

“These are crimes of opportunity,” said Sheriff Adkinson. “They are not going to take the risk of smashing a car window when they can find one that’s unlocked.”

We encourage anyone with information to call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111. Or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at http://www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com/ or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.

Public Information Officer, Walton County Sheriff's Office of the Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

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