Springfield police warning of increase in car break-ins

Most vehicles targeted were left unlocked

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say that they are investigating an increased number of car break-ins in the city, and what most of these crimes have in common is that the cars involved were left unlocked.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, the car break-in increase has been seen all throughout the city.

He said that in most cases, thieves look around for valuables left in plain sight, and if the car is left unlocked, they simply open the door and take what they want. “If thieves do not see anything to take, they will simply move on to the next car,” Delaney wrote in a statement on the department’s official Facebook page.

Drivers are urged to always lock their cars and not leave anything out that may entice criminals.

“Your driveway does not have a force field around it. Lock your car doors as soon as you park it!” he wrote.

If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, you are urged to call 911 immediately.