Savannah car break-ins prompt police investigation

Car break-ins in Highlands neighborhood prompts police investigation

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are searching for a group of suspects after several car break-ins in The Highlands neighborhood.

Police say they’re following several leads and working to arrest those responsible for breaking into vehicles between April 18 and April 20.

Christina Basore says her car was broken into early Friday morning, but she didn’t realize something was missing until Monday morning.

“I was at the gym this morning trying to find my headphones, and I noticed my pistol is not in the middle console where I normally keep it,” she said.

She said she rushed home, checked her security camera video recording and saw a group break in and take the gun.

“I was upset," she said. “I was livid. So angry. It’s horrible because you don’t know if they’re going to take this and hurt somebody else. The audacity and the nerve that somebody has to enter your property, take from your vehicles. The crazy thing is, I, unfortunately, had other things in there that were probably more valuable, if not the same amount of value, as that pistol. They just took off, and they were laughing in the video. It’s just funny to them, and that’s infuriating to me.”

Police said Basore is one of several people who had her car broken into. In most of the cases, police say the suspects walk through the neighborhood, try to open car doors, grab what they can and leave. That’s exactly what Basore’s video shows happened.

Basore hopes someone recognizes the men in the video and turns them in.

“These are young kids, and somebody’s parent or family member is going to see them,” she said. “They just need to do the right thing and come forward and say, ‘I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I’m not going to do it again,’ or just stop doing it. We work hard for our possessions, and some young teenager who doesn’t know up from down shouldn’t have the right to just come in here and take our things.”

Police say you should take wallets, purses, electronics, keys, and firearms out of your car to reduce your risk.

The following surveillance videos of the crimes were released by the Savannah Police Department:

SPD seeks info on entering auto suspects - surveillance video 1
SPD seeks info on entering auto suspects - surveillance video 2

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