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Car burglary spree has Pasco deputies warning people to lock their vehicles

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 18, 2018

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A spree of car burglaries in Pasco County has deputies pleading with people to lock their car doors.

Security video shows two thieves walking through a neighborhood checking the doors on every vehicle around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Peggy Innamorato lives in Magnolia Valley Estates in New Port Richey where several cars were burglarized. She says a detective stopped by her house on Monday morning to see if she had anything taken. 

"She just wanted to let me know there was a slew of robberies and wanted to know if I keep my doors locked and I do. I’m from New York so it’s an old habit," said Innamorato. 

The same thing is happening in Wesley Chapel. Several items were stolen from vehicles throughout neighborhoods in Wesley Chapel over the weekend.

Deputies say the thieves at Magnolia Valley Estates were able to get away with a loaded handgun, a wallet, and other items. 

The sheriff’s office says the simplest thing to do to protect yourself is to lock your car doors.

"I hope they catch the person because everybody works hard here, they don’t want their things to be taken," said Innamorato.

Detectives say if you have any information or can identify the suspects in the video, please submit information via the tip line or call 800-706-2488.