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Police: Was safe found in Hamptons stolen or just abandoned?

Southampton Town police said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016,

Southampton Town police said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, its investigators want to find the owner of this safe recovered on a residential street in Hampton Bays. Photo Credit: STPD

It’s a fire-rated, impact-resistant safe, and it was found, broken into, on a residential street in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said.

Now, investigators are trying to determine who owned the safe — and if it was stolen or just abandoned.

“It looks like it’s been pried open,” Southampton Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa said Tuesday, adding the safe was empty when found.

It’s a SentrySafe model, approximately 3 feet by 2 feet.

It doesn’t match any reported crime, Costa said. And it’s unclear how it got to the area where it was discovered.

Costa said investigators did door-knocking “around the neighborhood,” trying to locate an owner, but no one claimed it.

Police are asking anyone with information on the safe to call the detective division at 631-702-2230 of the Southampton Town Crime Tips Hotline at 631-728-3454. You can also email police at crimetips@southamptonny.gov. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

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