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Residents in Oktibbeha County urged to lock vehicles

Oktibbeha County investigators say one of their biggest issues right now is a small group of juveniles breaking into cars and stealing guns, among other things.

Posted: May. 22, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: May. 22, 2018 7:55 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Oktibbeha County investigators say one of their biggest issues right now is a small group of juveniles breaking into cars and stealing guns, among other things.

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And the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be careful, especially leaving guns inside of their vehicles.

Investigator Brett Watson says a recent search warrant uncovered some 80 guns. 

He says in order to slow the problem, he would encourage citizens to be cautions and remove high-dollar items from their vehicle. He advises locking your door, no matter where you are.

He also advises keeping records of items, including photos and serial numbers. 

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