Smash and grab car burglars have been targeting parking lots at area apartment complexes off Racetrack Road near Fort Walton Beach and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to lock your car, take your keys, and remove your valuables.
OCSO deputies responded to smashed car windows at four locations over the weekend, including Chez Elan and Arium Apartments on Racetrack Road, and Choctaw Village off Gibson Road. We also urge anyone with information on the crimes to contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 .or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Mobile Tips application.
In addition, if you see or hear any suspicious activity, notify law enforcement immediately.
Never leave valuables in plain view and when possible, remove them from your vehicle.