Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are warning the community of a recent spike in vehicle thefts and burglaries involving armed suspects.
Authorities advise those who fall victim to vehicle thefts or burglaries in the area to avoid confronting the burglar and instead call 911 immediately.
The warning comes after police posted home video surveillance footage of two suspects holding guns while pulling the handles of a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Anyone with information related to the recent incidents are asked to contact the sheriff's office or Crime Stoppers.
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