LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Longmeadow Police are warning residents to lock their car doors after a number of break-ins were reported.
According to Longmeadow Police Sgt. Robert Stocks, on July 31st, six people reported their cars being broken into. Then on August 4th and 5th, fifteen car break-ins were reported.
Sgt. Stocks said the break-ins are happening during the night and the cars broken into were located in the victim’s driveways. Most of the reports came from Converse Street, Redfern Drive, and Frank Smith Road areas.
Doors being left unlocked have been a constant reason as to why the cars were broken into. Sgt. Stocks said victims have reported cash, a digital camera, iPods, GPS units, and wallets being stolen.
Police urge residents to lock their car and keep valuables out of sight when left in the car. Also, exterior and/or motion lights on homes help deter would-be criminals.
The Longmeadow Police Dept. will be increasing patrols on the overnight shifts. If anyone has any information regarding these crimes or should anyone see anything out of the ordinary, you’re asked to call the Longmeadow Police Dept. Detective Bureau at (413)567-3311.