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Suspect caught on camera in rash of car break-ins

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Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag). Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag).
Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag). Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag).
Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag). Surveillance photo of thief in rash of car break-ins in Jefferson County (Credit: Jeff Sonntag).
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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department arrested three suspects in a recent rash of car break-ins that involved at least 30 victims in three neighborhoods across Jefferson County.

Lt. Gary Higginbotham told News 4, "We've recovered I think seven or eight weapons at this time, I think we have 90 pieces of evidence we've recovered."

The break-ins happened at the Crossings at Mirasol Manner subdivision in Eureka, the Seckman Lakes Subdivision in Imperial and another neighborhood in Imperial near Miller Road and Gelena Court.

Jeff Sonntag's surveillance cameras captured video of a suspect walking through the front yard of his home off Miller Road in Imperial. The video also shows the thief breaking into Sonntag's locked pickup and stealing change and a handgun.

"It's eerie, especially since we've been broken into on May 9. It's already rattled the kids," said Sonntag.

Investigators believe the suspect in the video is a fourth suspect in the string of car burglaries who hasn't been caught yet. They're asking anyone who recognizes the man to call detectives.

The suspects arrested are two men and a woman who are being held in the Jefferson County Jail. Their names haven't been released because warrants haven't been returned. 

More than 90 stolen items have been recovered, including handguns and electronics. The sheriff's department is asking anyone who is the victim of a recent car break-in in these neighborhoods,to contact them in order to have their stolen items returned. 

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