By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Almost 20 Lafayette County residents reported items stolen from their cars during night Tuesday.
The reports came from two Highway 7 subdivisions near Oxford, North Point and Woodland Hills.
Lafayetee County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills said the auto burglaries were crimes of opportunity.
“They were all unlocked cars, parked at people’s homes,” he said. “Apparently they just went through the two neighborhoods checking doors.”
Among items stolen were guns, electronics and small amounts of cash.
Mills said to be wary of anyone trying to sell items like guns or laptops.
“If you people approach you about buying something, especially firearms, report it,” he said. “Sometimes these boys just end up in parking lots trying to sell something and it goes unreported because people are getting such a good deal.”
Anyone with information about the string of auto burglaries is encouraged to call 662-234-6421 to report it.