Sheriff's Office investigating 'car-hopping' incident

PORT CHARLOTTE — Authorities say 10 unlocked vehicles were burglarized this week in a local neighborhood.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating the series of incidents in the New York section of Port Charlotte.

According to detectives, the suspect(s) stole various electronic equipment, wallets and medication, which was tracked to other unlocked vehicles that had been burglarized in the area.

A K-9 unit tracked the scent to a canal along Conway Boulevard, where two back packs filled with stolen items were found.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.

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