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Lock Your Car Door: Thieves Targeting Unlocked Cars in Port Chester, Rye Brook

Rash of incidents seen over Labor Day holiday weekend; items stolen from cars parked in driveways of local homes.

Think your car is safe sitting unlocked in your driveway?

Think again.

Police said thieves are targeting unlocked cars in Port Chester and Rye Brook, taking whatever they can grab out of the vehicles — ranging from cash to GPS units. Numerous thefts from cars were reported over the Labor Day holiday weekend and police are urging residents to protect themselves by simply locking the doors of their vehicles.

Port Chester Police Lt. James Ladeairous said the thieves appear to be bypassing locked cars — not bothering to break into them, going instead for easy to enter unlocked cars.

Ladeairous said the thefts have taken place in neighborhoods throughout Port Chester and Rye Brook. He noted that the thieves don't care if a car is parked closed to a home in a driveway. If it's unlocked, the thieves are jumping into the cars.

Myself September 07, 2012 at 05:45 PM
What do u do when someone takes the car?!?!? N the police just return it like it was not a crime and the person needs to be caught!!!

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