Thieves have been breaking into vehicles in the Orangeburg area this week.
Nine vehicle breaking and entering reports were filed between 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, and 12:18 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.
In a majority of the incidents, someone broke out windows and rummaged inside the vehicles, according to sheriff’s office incident reports.
Items stolen included wallets, jewelry, a purse and two GPS devices. Some vehicles had nothing stolen from them.
The vehicle break-ins occurred on Lawton Road, Campus Drive, Belleville Road, Ashland Drive, Lands End Street and Sawaga Street.
The sheriff's office is looking into the possibility that some of the vehicle break-ins may be related.
The total cost of damage to the nine vehicles was $1,775. The total value of the stolen items was about $500.
In other reports:
• An Orangeburg man received medical attention Tuesday afternoon after he was allegedly struck by a car as he was walking on Cannon Bridge Road.
The man said he was walking on Cannon Bridge Road toward Bamberg County around 5 p.m. when he noticed a dark Honda Accord slowing down.
The man said he stepped four feet from the road, but the car drove off the roadway and struck him in the back of his leg. He complained of pain to his lower back and leg.
He received medical attention from Emergency Medical Services and the Regional Medical Center.
EMS and the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the man had no signs of being struck by a vehicle and that his statement was inconsistent.
• A vehicle was reported stolen from an Old Number Six Highway location in Vance on Monday evening.
The vehicle, a 2010 silver Ford Edge, is valued at $10,000.
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A Whitman Street man's home was burglarized Monday afternoon.
The man noticed his 30-inch television; Invicta watch with red band and gold face; two pairs of tennis shoes and 14 Polo shirts were all missing.
The items were valued at $1,170.
In a separate incident, an unknown subject broke into a Boulevard Street shed early Tuesday morning and stole a black and green push mower, a blue and silver 14-inch miter saw and a black work table for the miter saw.
The items were valued at $680.