Police searching for woman spotted walking into open garage, stealing property

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reminds people to always close and lock their doors after a woman allegedly cased a neighborhood and burglarized a home.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — As of Tuesday evening, law enforcement in St. Johns County were still looking for a woman whom police say stole a chainsaw from the garage of a home in the St. Johns Golf & Country Club community.

“Fortunately, in this case, we have video surveillance, we have a good image of the license plate,” St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan said, calling the incident a crime of opportunity. “This individual pulls in in a dark, older model Lincoln-type town car. She gets out and walks down the street until she comes to a residence that has an open garage door.”

It also appeared, in one surveillance photo, that the suspect was wearing some kind of work uniform, such as medical scrubs, and that she was carrying an electronic device.

“It’s very possible that they were … walking with a garage door opener and were trying to open garage doors,” Mulligan said.

Others in the neighborhood had also speculated that the device might have been intended to somehow jam…

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