Local authorities said they would like the public to be cautious of the rash of recent break-ins that have occurred in Troup County.
Burglars have been stealing refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers from vacant homes. The primary target has been stainless steel appliances, but some black and white appliances have also been reported stolen, said law enforcement in LaGrange and Troup County.
LaGrange Police said residents should also be aware of the car break-ins that have happened mostly in the area of Lafayette Parkway and at businesses near the interstate.
Thieves have been using an unknown object to "punch" the door locks and enter vehicles. Often times, the incidents happened in areas away from surveillance cameras, according to the release.
Officials strongly encourage anyone who spots these criminals to avoid approaching them and call 9-1-1.