Car break-ins reported in Manatee neighborhood

MANATEE - Burglars broke into six vehicles in the Ancient Oaks subdivision overnight Monday and stole electronics and other items, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The burglars smashed out vehicle windows and took a CD player, car stereo, iPod, laptop computer, sunglasses, backpack and a book. One of the vehicles, a Ford truck, was found by the owner in the roadway about 20 feet from his residence; the steering column had been broken into, according to the sheriff's office.

The break-ins took place in the 9100 block of 63rd Court East, the 6400 block of 91st Avenue East, 9100 block of 64th Court East, and the 6200 block of 90th Avenue Circle East, according to the sheriff's office.