There have been a higher number of reports than usual of vehicle burglaries as well as actual vehicle thefts. The majority of the incidents occurred in the areas of Villa Venyce east to Lighthouse Point off of Hwy 98. The car thefts were mostly to vehicles which were unlocked and the keys were inside the vehicle. The suspects are a group out of Escambia County. Investigators are currently working these active cases and they have developed several suspects.
If you see any suspicious activity, please call the Sheriff’s Office immediately. The number to the Sheriff’s Office is 983-1100. These crimes have typically occurred during the nighttime hours. Please secure your belongings and lock your vehicles.