The Delaware State Police have arrested brothers in connection with recent car break-ins south of Bridgeville.

Tommy J. Nunemann Jr., 34, and William C. Nunemann, 31, both of Seaford, were taken into custody on Thursday, June 29, after an investigation revealed they were attempting to sell stolen items to a private citizen. Upon taking Tommy into custody at his residence, he was found to have a fully loaded .25 caliber pistol in his waistband, which was reported stolen from one of the victims of the thefts. Detectives also located a black backpack containing two other firearms that were stolen in the car break-ins, along with various other items.

The Nunemann brothers were transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown where they were both charged with over 70 crimes including third degree burglary, theft of a firearm, posssesion of a firearm by a person prohibited, theft, conspiracy and more. They were both committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Tommy in lieu of $64,000 secured bond and William in lieu of $61,000 secured bond.

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Over the last few days, Delaware State Police have seen an increase in thefts from vehicles at a dozen locations on Hearns Pond Road, south of Bridgeville.

Police learned that an undetermined number of suspects entered about a dozen different vehicles, rummaging through them and stealing items. The suspects stole items ranging from purses to electronic devices, as well as U.S. currency. In most of these cases, the vehicles were parked in the victims' driveways and were unsecured.  These incidents occurred just south of an area that was seeing car break-ins a week ago.

The Delaware State Police urge people to utilize the following tips:

Lock your car doors and roll up your windows Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle Leave outdoor lights on in the driveway or have security lighting installed Report any suspicious activity to 911 immediately

If anyone has any information on these incidents or the suspect(s), they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP."