August, there have been around 30 car break-ins in Sylvania Township. That's
triple the amount from last year.
say thieves have been targeting cars at all hours of the day, usually in
commercial areas, looking for items they can easily snatch.
lot of these items they are getting out of the cars are in plain view," said
Lt. Robert Austin, with the Sylvania Township Police. "Women are leaving their
purses out, gym bags are being left out, gifts are being left in the car, cell
phones are left in plain view."
far, the department has made eight arrests of people linked to car break-ins,
but they are pursuing even more leads. Police say the best way to keep your car
safe is to hide all valuables before going out.
criminals are watching you hide the stuff in the car, and are watching you get
out, and they are walking throughout the parking lots and seeing what is
available in the cars," Lt. Austin said.
be on the lookout, no matter where you are.
trust the area, because if it's in Sylvania, it can happen anywhere," said
Bobby Brown, who works in the township.
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