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Officers have recently responded to a string of reported thefts from vehicles, in which nearly every case involved a car that was left unlocked overnight with valuables inside, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported.

In one case, someone stole a muzzleloading rifle, tree stand, hunting gear and a bowling ball from an unlocked truck in the 8900 block of Riverside Road in Nanjemoy at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Cpl. R. Heishman is investigating.

In another case, between Monday and Tuesday, someone stole a GPS, silver Apple iPod Mini with the spin-click function and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from an unlocked car in the 12300 block of Riverside Road in Nanjemoy.

The thief also found a spare key to another car parked in the driveway. He opened the car and stole a headlight bulb, iPod car charger, Wilson tennis bag and Wilson tennis racket.

Officer B. Moore is investigating.

In another case, someone stole a DVD player, Sony Playstation, Gucci purse and other items from an unlocked car parked in the 2600 block of Butterfly Place in Indian Head at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Cpl. R. Heishman is investigating.

In another case, someone broke out a driver’s side window of a Honda Civic parked at the Mattawoman-Beantown park and ride lot and stole an airbag between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers canvassed the area and did not find any other damaged cars. Detectives are pursuing leads.

Officer Chandler is investigating.

The sheriff’s office recommends that residents take valuables out of their cars when left unattended and keep the doors locked and windows up.

Anyone with information on any of the mentioned thefts may call the sheriff’s office at 301-932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS.