Detectives from the Dalton Police Department are investigating a series of entering auto theft cases that happened on Monday. In each of the cases reported that night, the cars entered were all left unlocked and police are reminding Dalton residents to lock their cars and secure valuables.
The entering auto cases occurred in the early morning hours Monday in the area of Dug Gap Road and the Brookwood subdivision. Other cases were reported in the area of Veterans Drive. Investigators believe the suspect or suspects were simply checking car doors to see which ones were unlocked and then entering the vehicles. Items taken included money and electronics.
Officials said, "In addition to making sure never to leave your car unlocked, it’s also a good idea to never leave valuables in plain sight inside of your vehicle. If you must leave valuables inside your car, hide them out of sight or lock them in your trunk to make your vehicle a less tempting target for a would-be thief."
Anyone with information on these entering auto cases is asked to contact Detective Brian Shirley at 706 278-9085, dial 9 and then enter extension 189.