YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown police are investigating multiple larcenies from unlocked vehicles overnight between Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8.
The break-ins occurred on Strang Boulevard; Barberry Road, Salem Road, Route 132 (Old Yorktown Road), a neighborhood sandwiched between the Taconic Parkway and Route 202 (Crompond Road).
The owners of several of the Yorktown vehicles had left their keys inside, but luckily, police said, no cars were stolen.
Police all over the region have been noting an uptick in vehicles break-ins and thefts recently.
Yet, despite multiple warnings, they say, some folks are still leaving their vehicles unlocked, with valuables inside, and with the keys in too.
Yorktown police are asking residents with who live in or near the neighborhood targeted Tuesday to go over their home surveillance systems and to report any suspicious activity the cameras may have recorded, especially between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., by calling (914) 962-4141.
In a post on its Facebook page, the department noted that to make things worse, some vehicles that have been stolen “are being used in the commission of violent crimes.”
“So while you may not be all that bothered if someone steals your car, if I’m an opportunistic criminal, I’m thinking ‘if the owner of this ride is careless enough to leave me easy access, maybe the house is unlocked when unattended too.”