Auburn Police are investigating a series of car break-ins involving unlocked vehicles.
Three separate incidents were reported on Dec. 2. In each incident, the suspect(s) took either GPS units or Ipods.
A Timberidge Court resident discovered thieves had taken an Ipod Nano and an ITrip auto FM transmitter from her vehicle. The woman reported seeing too males standing by a stop sign near her home prior to the incident. The first subject was described as a white male wearing a white jacket with different colors on it. The second subject, whose race was not identified, was wearing a large dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket.
While the officer was patrolling the same neighborhood, another man reported his vehicle had been entered and his TomTom navigation unit stolen. The man advised that two young males had been in the area and that he has asked them several times not to cut through his yard.
Later that day, a third victim visited the Auburn Police station to report that her Magellan GPS had been taken from her vehicle on Hickory Trace.
None of the vehicles were damaged during the thefts. The incidents remain under investigation.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police this past week include:
• burglary on County Line/Auburn Road on Dec. 3. A white male wearing a black sweat shirt with a hood and blue jeans walked into the residence. When he realized the residence was occupied, the suspect fled in the direction of the Auburn Mobile Home Park. The case has been closed due to lack of information on the suspect and the fact nothing was taken from the home. A juvenile at the residence subsequently reported the theft of a bicycle from the yard. The bike was last seen on the day prior to the burglary. It is not known if the two incidents are related.
• lost or mislaid property on Atlanta Highway. A woman accidentally left her purse at Ingles. The manager said no one had turned in a purse and video surveillance did not show the woman in the store at the time she indicated the theft occurred.
• cruelty to animals on Woodlawn Drive. A man reported that his dog had been shot and injured. The man believes that his dog was shot by one of his neighbors with an air rifle.