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Cops: Items Stolen from Unlocked Cars

Unlocked cars continue to be targeted by thieves around Nassau County, authorities say.

Police say reports of break-ins were received in both residential areas and commercial parking lots. Most of the break-ins happened overnight.

Police also reported seven cars stolen in Franklin Square, Hewlett, Elmont, Massapequa, and Merrick. 

Glen Cove Police told Patch last week that the city and surrounding communities had seen an increase in recent car break-ins, with 11 incidents in June alone, and eight in Sea Cliff on the evening of June 26. 

Nassau County Police reported the following incidents between June 26 and July 3 in and around the North Shore.

  • June 26: CVS, Plainview; items stolen from unlocked parked car at about 4 p.m.
  • June 27: Lisa Court, South Farmingdale; items stolen from two unlocked cars belonging to the same victim between 1:42 a.m. and 3:42 a.m.
  • June 30: South Grand Street, Westbury; items stolen from unlocked car between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.
  • July 1: Ransom Avenue, Sea Cliff; items stolen from unlocked car between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
  • July 2: Lexington Street, Westbury; items stolen from unlocked car between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m.

Do you leave your cars unlocked? Do you worry about car break-ins in your neighborhood or while in commercial areas? Tell us in the comments.

Brian Karcher July 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Lock your cars.
Joanne Sicari Posillico July 13, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Ya think? ?? Lock your doors to the house also too many breakins

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