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Police searching for car burglary suspects

Police are investigating a string of thefts and burglaries from cars in a couple of neighborhoods late last week.

In the overnight hours of Aug. 4-5, someone broke into a number of vehicles in the Earlymeade subdivision and others in the area.

Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said the investigation remains open.

“We have a couple leads we’re following up on,” he said.

Runnymeade Drive resident Paula Payton said she knew of at least five vehicles on her street which were burglarized, and she had heard of more in other neighborhoods.

Craycraft said he didn’t know if the burglaries were related or not.

“Hopefully our detectives will make an arrest soon,” he said.

In the meantime, simple actions can help prevent more break-ins, he said.

“It’s best to lock your cars and not leave anything in your car,” he said.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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