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Rash of Auto Break-Ins on Ford Trucks at Mall of Georgia

GCPD mointoring a series of incidents in which thieves have punched or pried locks on Ford F150s and Ford F250s.

More Ford trucks were targeted by a thief or thieves last weekend in the Mall of Georgia area.

Gwinnett County Police responded to four car break-ins on Jan. 19 -- two on Mall of Georgia Boulevard and two on Buford Drive. The incidents are the latest in a string of January car break-ins in which the locks on Ford F150s and Ford 250s have been pried or punched.

According to Major John Strickland, GCPD North Precinct Commander, the department is closely monitoring the recent entering autos.

"We are working closely with the Mall of Georgia Security and have increased patrols," Strickland wrote in an email to Patch. "This includes patrols in marked patrol cars, unmarked cars, foot patrols, and bicycle patrol on all three shifts. Reports have been forwarded to detectives in every incident."

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