Police continue to receive reports of significant sums of money stolen from purses and wallets left on the seat of unsecured vehicles.
In two separate incidents, $700 was stolen from a wallet and $1000 from a purse. Both the wallet and the purse were in the front passenger seat when the monies were stolen. One perpetrator has been identified so far.
According to police, valuables such as handbags, laptops, cellular phones and jewelry left on top of seats or in the center console of vehicles provide the incentive needed for thieves to enter and steal.
Police are discouraging persons from leaving valuables in their vehicles. However, if there is no alternative, persons should secure these items so they are not visible and lock vehicles every time.