MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Deputies are investigating 10 vehicle burglaries that occurred near the upscale Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said officers are working with other agencies on two more cases involving cars burglaries this week.
The cars in Beau Chene were burglarized shortly before noon on Wednesday near the tennis courts. Later that evening, two more vehicles were burglarized outside a Covington gymnastics business.
In all of the cases, the perpetrators busted out the window of the vehicle and took purses, cell phones and other electronics.
The sheriff's office is also working with the Slidell Police Department on two cases involving similar burglaries.
Sheriff Jack Strain wants to remind citizens to be proactive when it comes to protecting their property during the holiday season.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is reminding everyone to be proactive in protecting themselves from becoming a victim this holiday season.
"With all of the excitement of the holiday season it is easy to forget there are thieves out there waiting to prey on individuals who have let their guard down," Strain said. "The best practice is not only to lock your vehicle doors, but also to refrain from leaving valuables out in the open inside your car."
Strain suggests hiding valuable objects under your seat or in the trunk if you must leave them in your vehicle.
If anyone has information about the vehicle burglaries that occurred this week, they are asked to call Detective Jason Mire at 985-276-1322 or Detective Chris Morgan at 985-276-1334.