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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivers a 'Windows Phone 7 Series' presentation Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Mobile World Congress is being held through Thursday.

BLUFFTON — A rash of break-ins continues on South Carolina’s coast as thieves took items from another 40 vehicles this week in the Bluffton area.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (http://bit.ly/ygiLuY ) that more than 100 vehicles have been hit in recent weeks with thieves taking everything from GPS units to small electronics, cash and prescription medicines.

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Authorities thought they had ended the crime wave last weekend with the arrest of three suspects on other charges. The break-ins stopped for a few days but resumed Tuesday.

Deputies say it appears all the vehicles were unlocked and are urging residents to make sure they lock up before leaving their vehicles.