KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for tips after a stolen vehicle used in a string of burglaries was recovered after it was abandoned in Halls, according to KCSO.
The sheriff’s office released on Thursday, October 12, that the suspect vehicle, a Gray 2020 Audi Q3 SUV was recovered Wednesday night after it was abandoned off of Emory Road near Maynardville Highway.
The SUV was reported stolen by another law enforcement agency in September.
According to KCSO, numerous firearms and personal identifying information, such as social security cards and credit cards, have been stolen in the vehicle burglaries. KCSO said they believe the series of burglaries began near the end of September and have continued through Thursday.
KCSO also confirmed that one of the vehicles that was broken into was an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.
“As always, we encourage you to remove firearms and other valuables from your vehicle as a deterrent and always lock your car even if you plan on being indoors for a short time. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the burglaries.” KCSO said.
Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with KCSO by phone at 865-215-2243 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. KCSO says tipsters can remain anonymous.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.