Springfield Police warning of increase in car break-ins

Residents are reminded to lock their cars

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield residents are being reminded to lock their cars, following a recent increase in car break-ins.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, there has been a “slight spike” in the crime recently, and in most cases, the victims were people who had left their doors unlocked, and valuables visible on their car seats and center console.

Delaney said that whether you are parking in a lot, on the street, or even in your own driveway, you could be targeted by thieves. He said the suspects go from car to car, checking to see if there is anything valuable inside and if the doors are unlocked.

Julia Nadolni of Agawam told 22News, “If I have money laying around, I always put in the glove compartment. If I have headphones laying around, I always put it in the glove compartment, or my trunk. Bags, school bags, my purses are always in the trunk and not seen.”

If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, you’re asked to call 911 right away.