Deputies investigating three Bluffton vehicle thefts

BLUFFTON, SC (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple vehicle thefts in Bluffton that are believed to be related.

Deputies say two vehicles were stolen from the parking lot of Powerhouse Gym on Fording Island Road in December. Another vehicle was stolen Tuesday from nearby Peacock Cabinetry on Buckingham Plantation Drive.

Officials say the keys to each of the stolen vehicles were taken from a publicly-accessible spot inside the businesses.

The two cars stolen from Powerhouse Gym were recovered in Savannah, GA. The other car, a white 2011 Ford Expedition with SC licence plate HKH222, has not been located.

Authorities say the three thefts may be related, as a potential suspect was reportedly seen in both businesses prior to the thefts.

If you have any information on these incidents, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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