April 14 2015

One Vehicle Stolen, Multiple Others Broken Into, Overnight

By: Rich Hosford

Burlington Police received multiple complaints of break-ins of motor vehicles and one call for a stolen car on Sunday. 


In total six vehicles were broken into and one car was stolen, all in the Fox Hill part of town. The calls from vehicles owners started to come in the morning, making it likely that the thefts took place either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Lt. Steven O’Meara said all of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked and the one vehicle that was stolen had the keys inside of it. 


Here is the breakdown: 


At 9:03 a.m. a Mill Street caller reported two of their vehicles were broken into overnight. A GPS unit and an iPad were stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. 


At 9:06 a.m. a Westwood Street caller reported his motor vehicle was stolen overnight. 


At 10:15 a.m. a.m. a Donald Road caller reported his vehicle was broken into and two pairs of sunglasses were stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. 


At 11:24 a.m. a Donald Road caller reported that sometime overnight his work van was entered and a GPS unit was stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. 


At 12:07 p.m. a Vincent Road caller reported their vehicle was entered the night before but nothing was taken. 


At 1:56 p.m. a Donald Road caller reported a camera valued at $200 and camera equipment valued at $100 was taken from their vehicle sometime after midnight. There was no damage to the vehicle. 


O’Meara said residents must be careful and remember to lock their vehicles. He also suggested not leaving electronics in the vehicles in plain view. 


Further, he said one of the victims told police that he had seen a person walking around the neighborhood at roughly 4 a.m. the night of the thefts but had not called police at the time. 


“I would encourage the public to report any suspicious activity,” O’Meara said. “We depend on the public’s help to report any suspicious persons they see. If you see anything, call the police immediately.” 

 
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