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String of car break-ins in Lehigh neighborhood

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 17:42:47-04
People living in one Lehigh Acres community are on edge after cars in front of at least ten homes were broken into.
 
The break-ins happened on Randall Avenue, Sondu Avenue, Maddock Street, Ardmore Street, Aspen Avenue, Milwaukee Boulevard, and Holmes Avenue.
 
Jennifer David said she heard a noise coming from her driveway in the middle of the night, but when she checked outside, she didn't see anything.
 
That morning, she noticed her car was ransacked and called the Sheriff's Office.
 
"The only door that was actually left unlocked was the back hatch," David said. "I'm missing my Social Security card and my drivers license, credit cards. I think it's just very scary to not know who has your Social Security number and that that card is gone."
 
A woman living at a home nearby said her husband's wallet with his Social Security card, IDs, and credit cards was stolen.
 
Another nearby neighbor's home was hit, too. Their home surveillance cameras caught two guys walking up to their driveay, searching through their cars, and checking the doors of others to see if they were locked. A pair of Rayban sunglasses were stolen.
 
A half mile down the road from that home, another home surveillance system caught pictures of the men in masks. They rifled through that family's cars and stole a stun gun.
 
One woman told Fox 4 her dad's locked work van was broken into, and they stole his work iPad.
 
When deputies tracked the iPad, it ended up being just a few feet down the road in a ditch.
 
Victims all noticed none of the items stolen were able to be traced.
 
"They know that with the iPad, the different gadgets, you can trace them. But some of them, you can't, like the GPS that was also taken from me," David said.
 
Lee County Sheriff's Deputies haven't confirmed if they believe the break-ins are connected.
 
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.