Police warn of window-smashing thieves
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October 24, 2013 12:28 AM | 2273 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police believe the unknown suspects responsible for busting out this car window in the parking lot of the Bridgemill Animal Hospital have also hit cars parked outside four different preschools in central Cherokee County. <br>Special to the Tribune
Police believe the unknown suspects responsible for busting out this car window in the parking lot of the Bridgemill Animal Hospital have also hit cars parked outside four different preschools in central Cherokee County.
Special to the Tribune
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CANTON — Police are warning residents about a string of smashed car windows and stolen purses at preschools and a veterinarian’s office in central Cherokee County.

On Monday, five cars at five different locations —including four preschools —had a window busted and purses taken from inside, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Baker said the Sheriff’s Office is now urging residents against keeping valuables, purses specifically, in their cars when parked in public places.

Authorities hope this will help residents avoid falling victim to whom detectives believe are the same suspects.

Baker said so far there is little information about those suspects.

“We currently have no description of the suspects,” Baker said. “But it is believed they are driving a silver four-door passenger car.”

Investigators also believe the suspects have been able to break the car windows, grab the purses and flee the scene.

This can happen “within a matter of seconds,” Baker said.

The thefts took place at Mt. Zion Baptist Preschool, Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, Primrose School of Sixes Road and the Goddard School, Baker said. The fifth location was Bridgemill Animal Hospital on the outskirts of Canton.

Anyone with any information on the incidents is asked to call 911.

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