Multitude of Car Break-Ins in Aiken

Police are asking Aiken residents to store their valuables somewhere other than their cars, as there have been 75 reported car break-ins since the beginning of June.

Many of the crimes have been reported as “smash and grabs” where the criminals see  something enticing within reach and smash the window to obtain it.  Purses, electronics such as GPS systems, cash and other items have been some of the targeted items.

The common denominator with many of the crimes is the fact that the items taken were in obvious, plain sight.

No suspects have been named.

The majority of the break-ins have occurred in the Southside, but this could happen to anyone. To prevent this, take your cash, electronics and valuables indoors. If you must keep them in your car – hide them.

Read more, including commentary from police: Aiken Standard