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Sheriff’s office investigates spate of car burglaries

— Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton is urging residents to lock their cars, in the wake of more than 20 recent vehicle burglaries in the Sebring and Avon Park areas, a news release said.

Most of the burglaries occurred in the DeSoto City Road area of Sebring and Avon Park Lakes, the press release said.

All of the cars were reported to be unlocked.

Anyone with information can call the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office at (863) 402-7200 or they can report information anonymously to Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-TIPS or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.