More than a dozen cars burglarized in Jax Beach police are warning people to be on the look out

String of car break-ins in Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Police in Jacksonville Beach are investigating after more than a dozen cars were broken into over the course of a few days.

It started last weekend along 5th Street South where several of those burglaries took place.

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Police reports said there were 14 burglaries that happened Saturday through Monday.

Joseph Rennie said he’s hoping this weekend they don’t see a repeat.

“All in all, this is a pretty safe neighborhood. But occasionally, you have things like this happen and come up, but it’s definitely a little bit unnerving,” Rennie said.

Police said someone was going around smashing out windows of vehicles and looking for valuables inside. Wallets, credit and debit cards were taken.

Some people had nothing taken, but were left with a broken window. It happened to 6 cars on 5th Street, 4 cars on 12th, and several others on the surrounding blocks.

Rennie, like many others who live in the area, said he’s thankful he wasn’t a victim, but was surprised it happened to so many people in the area.

“There is a sense of just making sure you’re being smart about it, not leaving stuff of value in your car, kind of anywhere. But yeah, its really unfortunate to see that that’s happened, especially around the holiday season,” Rennie said.

As always, police are urging people not to leave valuables in their cars.