Rash of car break-ins near Chatham County soccer complex

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A series of car break-ins at a parking lot near the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex in Chatham County, all in one weekend, has left parents and players keeping a closer eye on their valuables.

A coach with the Savannah United soccer club tells us about a dozen vehicles were broken into, some belonging to visiting teams who were in from around the state.

The rash of crime has the county taking a closer look at increasing police patrols in the area, something one coach we spoke to says is sorely needed.

"When you have parents and families who travel from outside the city area that bring valuables in their vehicles, there's only so much they can actually do to keep them secure. The signs here basically state, as you can see, unattended vehicles need to be secured. But I think there needs to be more of a presence of security around here to make sure people's valuables are protected," said Coach Nate Shaffer, with Savannah United.

A look at the latest Savannah-Chatham Police records show thefts from vehicles are down from this time last year by nearly two-dozen cases.

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