Hanahan Police Department is investigating a number of vehicle breakins that took place early this morning. The thieves targeted homes in Tanner Plantation.
Hanahan Police Chief Dennis Turner says that so far, they have had a number of breakins in the Sweetgrass, Amber Glen and The Gardens neighborhoods in Tanner Plantation. “The common denominator with all of them is the cars were left unlocked.”
Preventing becoming a victim is not difficult. “I’m just asking people, please make sure your car is locked before you go to bed at night.”
But Chief Turner understands how something like this can happen. “I know what these victims are going through. They feel violated. Several years ago in a neighborhood in Tanner plantation I had a brand-new explorer, I went over to a friends house briefly and less than five minutes later, it was gone.”
News 2’s Raymond Owens spoke with one victim who did not want his identity known. “Wife got home around 11:30, went to bed. About 2:30 this morning, I heard my neighbor’s car alarm going off. Came outside, checked to see what was going on.” He didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. “Got up this morning, I left my door and noticed the garage door remote had been moved. And a little bit of random cash I kept in my console was gone and I went to grab a little toothpick out of the glovebox and noticed that the pistol was gone.” His 9mm pistol. “It’s just aggravating. Whoever thinks they have the right to come by and take something from someone who’s worked hard for it you know my wife and I are working hard every day taking care of our house taking care of our son, taking care of whatever we can. We don’t steal from people and I just don’t see how people feel they have the right to steal from other people.”
Chief Turner says they need leads to solve these crimes. If you have any information about what happened, call Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111.