Car burglaries hit community just east of Rancho Santa Fe


Thieves are breaking into cars in 4S Ranch, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. There have been at least 10 car burglaries recently in the 4S Ranch community, just east of Rancho Santa Fe. The thefts happened between April 2 and April 5.

The burglar or burglars busted windows to gain access inside the locked cars. Anything of value inside was taken, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information about these string of car burglaries can call Crime Stoppers.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward leading to an arrest. Call (888) 580-8477.

To report suspicious activity, call the non-emergency line of the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.

Don’t make yourself a target. The Sheriff’s Department offers these tips to prevent car breakins.

•Lock your doors

•Don’t leave out bait for thieves. Even an empty shopping bag or phone charger can pique the interest of a thief.

•Stash before --not after-- you park.

•Get an alarm and activate it.

•Park in well lit areas

— San Diego County Sheriff’s Department report