Jones County Authorities have seen an increase burglaries since June

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff Department says this summer burglars are taking advantage of unlocked doors.

There have been several dozen burglaries and a home invasion in Jones County since June.

Most of those burglaries occurred around the 2700 block of Ovett-Moselle Road.

Authorities said there have been just as many auto burglaries reported as home burglaries.

Investigators said they are running down several leads.

Jones County Sheriff Department recommends that everyone gets involved in a neighborhood watch program.

You can simply call the sheriff's department for more information.