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Jackson neighborhoods hit by car thefts, burglaries

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Residents in two Eastover neighborhoods awoke to crime right at their doorsteps. Deanna Matthews says her 2010 Chevy Impala was stolen from her driveway, on Cherokee drive overnight.

"It's really upsetting.  Its just a car with material value that can be replaced, but what happens if they break into the house next time?" says Matthews.

Two doors down, another woman had her Ford stolen from her driveway on Bellingrath road.

About a mile away, two residents on Bellingrath road had their cars burglarized overnight.

Jackson police say there were valuables in plain sight in those vehicles.

Matthews says, "the officer said if could be landscape people, repairmen coming into the neighborhood and casing it.  I would like to know who took the cars and I would like to see them prosecuted."

They're reminding people to lock their cars, and put away electronics and other valuables, as we approach the holiday season.

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