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Car burglars hit Hinds Co. neighborhood

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Car burglars were allegedly caught on camera in Hinds County. It happened late Wednesday night in the Falcon Ridge neighborhood, which is just outside of Byram. Victims say at least eight cars were broken into -- some of which were unlocked.

"It doesn't matter if your car is locked or unlocked. They are on your property, they are stealing your stuff, they are invading your privacy so it doesn't matter," Melissa Shelby said.

Shelby has lived in the neighborhood for more than 10 years. She says this is a safe, tight-knit community and neighbors are shocked about the burglaries.

"I know one vehicle the window was broken out of another one that was tried to be jimmied another one all four of the doors were open and they ran the battery down and took everything ransacking the car," Shelby said.

"Opened up my garage door to my car. All four doors were open. Glove box and console, all the compartments wide open and all the stuff taken out and thrown in my car," Christie Richardson said.

Homeowners said thieves made away with items like sunglasses and money.

"I mean you feel violated. I didn't have anything taken because I don't leave valuables in my car. That's why my car was unlocked, which I'm glad because if it would have been locked I would have had to pay for the broken windshield," Richardson said.

Residents say one family had surveillance cameras that caught the thieves in action. Those tapes have reportedly been handed over to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

"They should be prosecuted. I mean, it doesn't matter if they took $5 or $5,000, they still caused havoc in a lot of families and a lot of families are emotionally upset," Shelby added.

The sheriff's department said residents have filed reports and the burglaries are being invested.

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