Trucks broken into in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded Monday morning to reports of pick up trucks being broken into overnight.

In one incident, just before 5 a.m. Oct. 9, police responded to a report that a 2012 red Chevrolet 3500 pick-up had been entered in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on Paras Drive. According to the report, the thief busted the driver’s side door handle, entered the truck and went through the glove compartment and center console.

Police made contact with the truck’s owners who advised they had parked the vehicle Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. and had no further contact with it until notified of the break-in. The truck’s owners reportedly could not advise everything stolen from the truck.

In another incident, a Conyers man contacted police just before 8:00 a.m. and said his 2002 Ford Super Duty was broken into sometime during the night while it was parked in the parking lot of Piedmont Newton Hospital. The truck was reportedly ransacked. The owner was unable to tell if anything was missing.

CPD also received a report of a pick-up being broken into at the Holiday Inn Express just before 8:30 a.m. Monday.  According to the report, the driver told police he parked his 2011 Ford Super Duty under a streetlight in the Chili’s parking lot around 9:30 Sunday night.

Entry was made into the vehicle by prying the driver’s door lock. After gaining entry, the offenders reportedly ransacked the vehicle. The owner was unable to tell if anything was missing.