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SPD Investigating Thefts from Vehicles

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 SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police are reminding people to lock their car doors and to close windows after a surge in thefts from vehicles in neighborhoods along College Avenue.

Over the last several weeks, the Salisbury Police Department received multiple reports about stolen purses, cell phones and other valuable portable items from vehicles. 

Capt. Rich Kaiser said the thieves are “looking for something they can take quickly.” 

Kaiser said the unidentified suspects have been keeping busy in areas along College Avenue, including Emory Court and Glenn Avenue. 

“We're looking at high dollar electronics; whether it's computers, cell phones, even purses,” Kaiser said. 

John Wayson of Salisbury lives in the area. He said he keeps his car doors locked and valuables out of sight.

"It's terrible that somebody wants to break into a car and take something that belongs to somebody else,” Wayson said.  "I don't leave anything in my car, so that is how I keep my things safe."

Kaiser tells WBOC 15 reports were made between March 15th and April 2nd. He said a majority of the incidents involved vehicles that were unlocked.

Salisbury Police are raising awareness about the importance of keeping vehicles locked and car windows closed through their “Stow It, Don't Show It” campaign. Police urge people to park in well-lit areas and to keep valuables out of view or in the trunk.

If you see something, say something. Police are asking people to report suspicious people. If you notice a person casing over cars through windows or tampering with door handles, then call them. Police said it is critical for witnesses to take down a description that includes what the person is wearing, driving and what they look like.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call Salisbury Police or Crime Solvers at 410.548.1776.
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