Augusta County Sheriff's Office investigating car break-ins

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is looking into several car break-ins in the Mount Sidney area.

Lt. Aaron Leveck said they received three reports of break-ins from cars on Morningside Drive, Cider Mill Road and Salem Church Road, all close together in location.

Leveck said at those three locations, six cars were broken into, but not every car had items stolen. He said a wallet, clothing and backpack were among the items that were taken.

Leveck said there was another break-in reported on Burkes Mill Road. At that location, tools were stolen from the vehicle.

Each of the vehicles involved had been left unlocked, and no damage was done to any of them. The sheriff's office is not sure if they are all connected, but given the timing and location of the thefts on Sunday, they could be related.

Leveck added that locking cars helps prevent break-ins, as well as hiding any valuable items out of sight in a glovebox or trunk.