Five incidents of smash and grabs hit Cherokee County on Monday, and the Cherokee Sheriff's Office is using the incidents to remind residents not to leave valuable items in their vehicles.
The agency said the incidents involved suspects breaking the windows out of parked cars and removing purses from those vehicles.
Four incidents occurred in unincorporated Cherokee County while the other took place in the city limits of Holly Springs, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman with the sheriff's office.
Additionally, four locations were at pre-schools — Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Church, The Goddard Schooland the Primrose School — and the remaining one occurred at BridgeMill Animal Hospital.
Baker said investigators believe the same suspects were responsible for the thefts. They also estimate suspects were able to break the window, take items from the vehicle and leave the area in "a matter of seconds," he said.
"We currently have no description of the suspects, but it is believed they are driving a silver, four-door passenger car," Baker added.
Anyone with information or sees anything or anyone suspicious at similar locations is asked to call 911.