Poughkeepsie town police warn of car break-ins

The Poughkeepsie Police Department is shown in this

The Poughkeepsie Police Department is shown in this file photo. (Feb. 28, 2012) (Credit: Lee Ferris)

A rash of thefts from parked vehicles has Town of Poughkeepsie cops warning residents to take precautions, police said.

The thefts are taking place during overnight hours and recently have been concentrated in the Red Oaks Mill area, town police said in a statement Wednesday.

The common thread in all the crimes is that the owners left valuables in plain sight inside the vehicles, most of which were left unlocked.

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Aside from locking vehicles and removing valuables, police advise residents to keep a list of serial numbers or other identifying marks on their valuables. Should the police recover any stolen property, the property can more easily be matched to what is recovered, police said.

Streets on which recent thefts have occurred include: Pine Tree Drive, High Court, Colburn Drive, Vassar Road, Claudia Lane, Oak Court, Kinry Road, Hillis Terrace, Dallas Drive, Carmen Drive, Merrimac Road, Pleasant Lane, Danspence Road, Aida Drive, Pleasant Ridge Drive, Hampton Road and Donna Drive, police said.

Anyone who sees suspicious persons or vehicles in their neighborhood during overnight hours is asked to call town police at 845-485-3666 or leave a tip at www.townpolice.net.

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