Parents are being cautioned to lock their vehicles when they take their children into day care centers, after break-ins into cars were reported at two Towne Lake area preschools Wednesday morning.
Deputies were called to two day care centers about 8 a.m. after purses were taken at two different locations, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
The first was KinderCare on Parkbrooke Circle, he said, and the second was Goddard School in Towne Lake.
“It appears that a light-skinned black male smashed a window in a car while the mother took her child inside the KinderCare day care,” Baker said of the first break-in.
The same suspect is then believed to have broken into a gray Kia Optima, Baker said.
“Another suspect drove him next door to the Goddard School where the same suspect entered and stole items from an unlocked vehicle while the mother was inside dropping off her child,” Baker said. “In both instances purses were taken from the vehicles.”
Parents are urged to lock their doors and remove or secure valuables in their vehicles when escorting children into a day care facility, Baker said.
If anyone has any information about the thefts they are asked to call detectives at (770) 928-0239.