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Columbus Police: Dozens of cars broken into on Halloween


More than a dozen Columbus families woke-up Halloween morning to find their cars broken into, and some stolen.

News Leader 9 spoke with one woman who said she always locked her car doors, but it was something inside one of her cars that gave the thieves easy access.

Brandy Pearson was furious after getting more tricks than treats on Halloween.

"It's Halloween and… it's aggravating to people like us because we work hard," Pearson declared.

Pearson lives in The Enclave portion of Whisperwood Apartments on Flat Rock Road in Columbus. She said she was getting ready to take her son to school when she noticed her 1994 white Honda Accord was missing from the parking lot.

"I noticed that there was another lady, and her car had been vandalized," said Pearson.

Columbus police report several cars had been ransacked, destroyed, and even stolen.

"We noticed about four or five of them that had been vandalized," claimed Pearson.

Outside of Whisperwood Apartments, over about a 20 mile radius from Sugar Mill Apartments on Schomburg Road to Lakebottom Park, CPD reported 12 cars had been broken into, and four stolen.

Pearson says she was hit twice.

"My husband parked right beside [the Honda]. We have a Kia Sorento and I didn't know it but he had an extra key to the Honda in there. I guess when they went into the Kia, they noticed the Honda key, and I guess they put two and two together," Pearson said.

A day later, Pearson had yet to recover the Honda.  She said she did not feel safe in her home anymore, and was making plans to move soon.

Police do not have any suspects at this time. If you have any information on who could be responsible for the string of thefts and break-ins, you are encouraged to call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.

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