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ELK CREEK – Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan is seeking information concerning a rash of break-ins that have occurred in the Elk Creek community in recent weeks.
Vaughan said Monday in a news release that investigators have determined that the unknown suspect or suspects have gained entry into unoccupied homes through unlocked doors and windows. The occupants were gone only for a short period of time when items were removed from their residences.
There have also been several thefts of unsecured ATV’s reported in the area.
Vaughan said although residential burglaries may be more common during the summer months when doors and windows tend to be left open, the sheriff’s office is reminding residents that it often takes simple deterrence to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
Investigators advise residents to keep all first floor windows and doors locked, especially at night and when no one is home. They also suggest securing ATV’s in a building or garage and recording the serial numbers of all valuables.
Vaughan asks anyone with information concerning the break-ins to contact the sheriff’s department at (276) 773-3241 or 911 in case of an emergency.