WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cars in at least two West Springfield neighborhoods were broken into overnight by thieves, who didn’t have to try very hard. The owners left their car doors unlocked.
In one West Springfield residential neighborhood, six cars had been illegally entered, according to West Springfield Police Sgt. Brian Pomeroy. Luckily for the owners, they hadn’t left anything of value in their unlocked cars.
Residents called police about 4 a.m. Sunday morning when they saw strangers getting into their cars.
Hans Konstanshevchenko, a resident of West Springfield, told 22News, “Well, first, I lock my car obviously, and I probably would park under the light so other people see and call the cops:”
The West Springfield break-ins came on the heels of a series of car break-ins in the eastern Hampden County town of Holland.
Police in both communities told 22News that this should serve as a reminder to always lock your car.