JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A day at the beach becomes a nightmare for some beach goers.
Several car burglaries occurred at Hanna Park during daytime hours Friday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Shortly after the burglaries occurred, on the same day, an unknown white female driving a black SUV was caught on surveillance cameras using checks and driver licenses stolen from Hanna Park.
JSO believes the SUV could possibly be a Lincoln Navigator.
One of the victims told First Coast News she was targeted.
"They were definitely watching me, no doubt," she said.
The First Coast woman didn't want us to show her face, because she's afraid whoever stole her stuff is still watching.
She took her daughter to Hanna Park over the weekend with a friend, and hid her wallet and bag in the trunk, but when she came back, it was all gone.
"They put a hole in the key, and it popped open, then went straight to the back and got it," she said.
She said it didn't take the thieves long at all to try and rip her off.
Locksmith John Newtown said he's seen the same scam before.
"It's a pretty common occurrence, and it's getting worse and worse," he said.
With the right tools, he said pretty much any car can be broken in to, but usually it's a lot simpler than that.
"Most thieves are just walking by and checking car doors. Whatever doors open, that's where they're stealing stuff," he said.
But even with your doors locked, and your things out of sight, you might not be in the clear.
"It scares me because you can't drive your car anywhere and now you feel like you just want to stay home and not go anywhere," she said.
Anyone who has any information about the identity or location of the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.
To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
First Coast News