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11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall
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Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said there were 11 reports between March 6 and Sunday in the area north of Bell’s Mill Bridge.

Wilbanks said most of the vehicles affected were unlocked, with the perpetrators acting between 1-7 a.m.

“They’re leaving all kinds of valuables inside — computers, firearms, purses, wallets, cash — everything that they would really recommend that people don’t leave in cars,” he said.

Typical entering auto sprees start with the suspects dropping one of their associates in a neighborhood, Wilbanks said.

“That person or persons will go on foot and go house to house, and they’re checking door handles on all the cars that are sitting in the driveways,” he said.

Authorities are advising residents take valuables inside and report suspicious behavior to the sheriff’s office.

The non-emergency dispatch line is 770-536-8812, and callers can remain anonymous at 770-503-3232.