NEW: PBSO seeks suspect in Royal Palm Beach car break-ins


The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person who may have been involved in a string of overnight vehicle burglaries in Royal Palm Beach.

Between about 9 p.m. Tuesday and 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, 12 vehicles were broken into and two were vandalized in the Greenway Village community across from Royal Palm’s Commons Park, PBSO said in a news release. 

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Of the 12 cars broken into, four were unlocked and windows were broken on the other eight, PBSO said. There were no surveillance cameras in the area where the break-ins occurred.

Fingerprints were collected from the cars and sent to a lab for analysis, PBSO said. 

The sheriff’s office shared a photo of a car and person possibly involved in the break-ins. 

Anyone with information can contact Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS or via PBSO’s smartphone app. 

RELATED: Operation Open Doors nets arrests in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach

Deputies in Royal Palm Beach and Wellington last month completed a cross-district effort to crack down on car break-ins. Operation Open Doors led to 19 felony and 16 misdemeanor arrests. 

Vehicle burglaries have been an issue throughout the county, PBSO said Wednesday. Residents should remove all valuables from their vehicles, and cars should be locked when not in use. Drivers also should remember to remove their key fobs from their vehicles, PBSO said.



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