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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office investigating county-wide car break-in spree
Subdivisions in north, south Forsyth targeted
FCSO

Forsyth County deputies, the sheriff’s office crime scene unit and property crime detectives are investigating a rash of car break-ins they suspect occurred overnight Wednesday into Thursday.Forsyth County deputies, the sheriff’s office crime scene unit and property crime detectives are investigating a rash of car break-ins they suspect occurred overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Beginning around 6 a.m. Oct. 5, the county’s 911 center began receiving calls about the break-ins, which targeted subdivisions in both north and south Forsyth, according to Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

“We received the first call at 5:55 a.m., from someone in south Forsyth,” he said. “Shortly thereafter, the sheriff’s office began to receive phone calls in reference to entering autos that had taken place in two separate areas in Forsyth County.

“As of 3 p.m., there were a number of reported cars entered into in the Brookwood Road area and several in the north Forsyth [Bridlewood Subdivision] area.”

Sabella said the south Forsyth cars were entered near Brookwood Road and a 2008 Grey Nissan Altima with Georgia tag BAQ2966 was stolen from a home in that area. In north Forsyth, the break-ins occurred near the Bridlewood Subdivision near Gravitt Road and Matt Highway (Hwy. 369).

While the sheriff’s office is not currently releasing the number of cars broken into, Sabella asked that any additional victims make a report.

“If there are any additional victims of this entering auto spree that have not been reported as of yet, please contact the sheriff’s office and report it as soon as possible,” he said.

He added deputies have conducted canvasses of the neighborhoods and are collecting all potential video and forensic evidence. The agency said it will share any relevant video and suspect descriptions as soon as it is available.

Patrols will be increased in the overnight hours and residents are asked to report any suspicious persons or vehicles they might see and deputies are working with neighboring cities and counties to determine if there have been other similar sprees there.

This story will be updated.

Beginning around 6 a.m. Oct. 5, the county’s 911 center began receiving calls about the break-ins, which targeted subdivisions in both north and south Forsyth, according to Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

“We received the first call at 5:55 a.m., from someone in south Forsyth,” he said. “Shortly thereafter, the sheriff’s office began to receive phone calls in reference to entering autos that had taken place in two separate areas in Forsyth County.

“As of 3 p.m., there were a number of reported cars entered into in the Brookwood Road area and several in the north Forsyth [Bridlewood Subdivision] area.”

Sabella said the south Forsyth cars were entered near Brookwood Road and a 2008 Grey Nissan Altima with Georgia tag BAQ2966 was stolen from a home in that area. In north Forsyth, the break-ins occurred near the Bridlewood Subdivision near Gravitt Road and Matt Highway (Hwy. 369).

While the sheriff’s office is not currently releasing the number of cars broken into, Sabella asked that any additional victims make a report.

“If there are any additional victims of this entering auto spree that have not been reported as of yet, please contact the sheriff’s office and report it as soon as possible,” he said.

He added deputies have conducted canvasses of the neighborhoods and are collecting all potential video and forensic evidence. The agency said it will share any relevant video and suspect descriptions as soon as it is available.

Patrols will be increased in the overnight hours and residents are asked to report any suspicious persons or vehicles they might see and deputies are working with neighboring cities and counties to determine if there have been other similar sprees there.

This story will be updated.