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Summer ends with string of break-ins, no suspects

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - TV's, laptops, and outdoor equipment are missing from homes on North Ham Road. All three burglaries happened over the course of about two months, from May until mid-July, and people who live there said they no longer feel safe.

"Usually I just close the doors and go into the house at night. My neighbors and I, we all look out for each other," said victim Danny Haithcock.

Danny Haithcock is one of the three victims whose property was burglarized along North Ham Road this summer.

"I was up on the computer and watching TV, and I heard something like a car take off and I said somebody is going to work mighty early this morning," said Haithcock.

Haithcock said when he awoke a few hours later he noticed his shed door had been busted open and his lawn equipment gone.

"My pressure washer was gone, two weed eaters were gone, two chainsaws were gone and a six-foot step ladder,"said Haithcock.

And just days after this incident somebody broke into Annette Carr's house.

"I left at 7:30 to go to work. When I got back home my front door had been busted open. My house was broken into, my TV gone DVD Player," said Carr.

About two months before Haithcock and Carr's homes were burglarized; someone took items form a house down the street including seven-hundred dollars in cash.

Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff'sOffice say there is no evidence linking the burglaries, and in all three cases deputies were unable to find any viable finger prints.

Annette Carr said her experience this summer has left her somewhat scarred.

"I sleep with a gun beside my bed at night. I sleep with a chair under the back door, and I bought a door jamb to go under the front door," said Carr.

Danny Haithcock said he does not live in fear.

"I feel safe, I keep my shopped locked up, but I feel safe. If we call 911 it only takes them a few minutes to get here," said Haithcock

For now deputies are telling neighbors to lock up their valuables and be on the lookout for anyone who might be getting away with their neighbors' belongings. The Sheriff's Office said a large number of deputies to patrol here regularly. Investigators are still trying to identify the people who broke into the homes along North Ham Road.

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