NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Police are warning North Salem residents to lock up their cars after two vehicles were stolen and several more rummaged through in the past two weeks.
According to Chief Thomas S. Howley, one car was taken last week from Bridleside, a housing complex off June Road. It was recovered in Waterbury, Conn.
A suspect has reportedly been arrested in that case, but that information couldn’t be confirmed Tuesday, April 28.
A second car was spirited off on Monday, April 27, from Alice Road, which is located about eight minutes away on the other side of town. As of Monday, it appears that that that car had not been recovered.
Both vehicles had had the keys inside and were unlocked.
Howley said cars on Overlook Road and Mills Road had been rummaged through.
He said it appeared that someone was targeting housing developments and other places where there are a lot of cars in one spot.
“Just because a lot of us are home, no one should leave their keys and valuables in the car,” the police chief said.