Two recent burglaries at public storage facilities in Jupiter are among the several hundred throughout Palm Beach County that have been burglarized since February.
Burglaries were reported in Jupiter at Public Storage in the 5100 block of Military Trail on March 27 and in the 900 block of Military Trail on April 5.
The burglaries follow a similar pattern, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office office said.
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Most of the burglaries happen between midnight and 5 a.m. at indoor storage units.
A storage facility on Okeechobee Boulevard, just east of Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach, was a recent target, the sheriff’s office said.
It’s unclear exactly what the thieves took, but the sheriff’s office is urging residents not to leave weapons, ammunition or valuables such as jewelry in storage units.
Authorities encouraged those who use storage units to ensure the facilities have working security cameras and gates. They also recommended using a round lock, which cannot be picked and is harder to cut, to secure units.