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Car break-ins reported at Stone Road Softball Complex

COVINGTON — Visitors attending softball games in Newton County received a rude welcome Sunday when they discovered valuables had been stolen out of their cars.

Three people reported to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office that sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. someone had broken into their cars that were parked at the Stone Road Softball Complex.

One of the victims, from Commerce, said she was watching the softball games when someone broke out the front passenger side window of her Chrysler Pacifica and stole her purse that contained her checkbook, debit card and Social Security card.

Another victim, driving a Honda Accord, reported her front passenger side window was also broken and she was missing her pocketbook that contained her drivers license, credit cards, cash and an iPhone.

One of the victims, from Murphy, N.C., told the responding deputy that while she was watching softball games, someone broke out the rear driver’s side window on her Ford Expedition. The burglar took her purse, a Kindle, a phone, an iPod and a prescription for Xanax.

“While speaking to her, I was advised that a man had reported to the victims that he observed a suspicious white female with blonde hair looking inside of vehicles then (she) left in a gray van,” Deputy Timothy Dickerson stated in the incident report.

Dickerson stated that it appeared the windows were possibly broken with a softball bat.