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Car thefts spike has police searching for those responsible

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Sweet Home has experienced a spate of car thefts in August, a total of four between Aug. 1 and 5.

While all the cars have since been recovered, the police are still looking for leads as to who is responsible. Police Chief Jeff Lynn said the thefts were all likely done by the same individual or group of people.

“It’s just too many in one night, it’s just unusual,” Lynn said of the thefts, three of which occurred on Aug. 5 alone. “It’s highly unusual for Sweet Home, and several of them were discovered within a half mile of where they were taken.” There have been...