Authorities investigating series of vehicle break-ins

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bainbridge Public Safety responded to two separate car break-ins Friday night that were reported on Saturday. One was reported on Pineland Drive around 1 p.m. Saturday and the other was reported on Douglas Drive around 3 p.m.

“Two victims saw their vehicle’s doors open,” BPS investigator Mark Esquivel said. “They saw stuff moved around, but nothing was missing. Of course, they were both unlocked.”

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Esquivel said that one of the victims captured the suspect on camera breaking into a Mazda CX-5.

“It shows a male with a backpack and a hoodie around 3:30 in the morning,” Esquivel said. “It is so dark that that is all it shows.”

Esquivel said that typically break-ins are restricted to cars that are left unlocked.

“Very rarely do they bust windows,” he said. “They just go around the neighborhood, walk through yards and check unlocked vehicles. If they are locked they keep it going.”

The break-ins from Friday are still under investigation and no arrests have been made. 

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