A rash of thefts from cars continues to sweep through Newtown.
A series of incidents during the past week have led the to once again issue a statement strongly encouraging residents to lock their vehicles. The latest thefts took place in the area of Alpine Drive and Underhill Road, during overnight hours.
A large percentage of the vehicles were left unlocked, according to Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde. He said items stolen range from loose currency to small electronics like cell phones and GPS units.
Similar incidents have been reported during the past three weeks -- in the area of , and when a in the area of Dinglebrook Lane between March 23-April 8.
"Residents are urged to lock their vehicles when they are unoccupied,” Bahamonde said, noting that this type of crime is "very common" in Newtown and throughout the state and country. "Within the past week we saw an increase in reported incidents," he added.
A Few Tips
- Always lock your vehicles
- Remove personal belongings from plain view
- Consider installing outdoor security lighting
- Report suspicious activity to police
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Siecienski at 203-426-5841.