LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Lee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating multiple vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Smiths Station area Wednesday night.
The specific locations included the Summer Lake apartments complex at 19707 U.S. 280 just northwest of the Russell County line and the Holland Creek subdivision located off Summerville Road (Lee Rd 248) just southeast of U.S. 280.
The thieves targeted several vehicles in these two areas and the stolen items include cell phones and other electronics, tools and wallets/purses, according to the Lee County sheriff's Office Facebook page.
A Chevrolet Camaro was stolen in Holland Creek and was recovered abandoned in Shadow Wood subdivision off U.S. 280.
Police are encouraging residents to always remove valuables from their vehicles at night and lock vehicle doors.
Reporting suspicious activity in neighborhoods, apartment areas and parking lots also contribute to a significant reduction in criminal activity and assists law enforcement in identifying and apprehending offenders.