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Unlocked Cars Targeted by Thieves on Madison Avenue in Port Chester

Cars parked in driveways; small amounts of cash stolen.

It may sound simple, but Port Chester police say one way local residents can prevent crime is by locking their car doors — even if the car is parked in your own driveway at home.

Police said at least four unlocked cars on Madison Avenue were entered by thieves who took small amounts of cash in the cars. The cars were parked in driveways of local homes within a few blocks of each other.

The incidents took place overnight Wednesday and were discovered by residents on Thursday morning. No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents.

A 64-year-old Port Chester man realized someone had been in his car when he went into the driveway and saw items from his car strewn on the lawn. An identification card he kept in the car was missing.

Other residents found that small amounts of change had been taken from their cars. Some beer kept in a cooler was taken from one car, and the center console of another car was damaged.

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