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Mount Morris Chief of Police Ken Mignemi reports that the village continues to be plagued by a rash of petty thefts from vehicles. The robberies almost always take place at night from vehicles parked in driveways or in streets of residential neighborhoods, Mignemi said.
The thieves do not force entry, stealing from vehicles which have been left unlocked. Beginning last winter, more than 30 such crimes have been reported in the village. The locations have been scattered and seem to be random. Many residential neighborhoods have been hit, but no single neighborhood is seeing a particular concentration of thefts.
“This is a crime of opportunity, and it’s my guess that there are several persons who ar1e doing it,” Mignemi said.
Items which have been stolen from unlocked vehicles include iPads, GPS units and other electronic gear; accumulated change, purses, wallets and even cigarettes.
Mignemi has several suggestions which can help to curb the problem:
- Make sure to lock your vehicle.
- Do not leave items in sight on the seats, dash or elsewhere in the vehicle which would attract a thief.
- If you are the victim of a theft from your vehicle, make a report to the police at 658-2155. While the likelihood of recovering your property may seem small, information about the incident is of value to investigators and may assist in the eventual arrest of the culprits.
- Leave a porch or other exterior light on during the night if it illuminates the area where your vehicle is parked.
If you observe suspicious activity in the vicinity of your own vehicle or your neighbor’s, make a report to 911 immediately.