Brooklyn Center Police Report Rash of Thefts from Autos
Brooklyn Center police are increasing patrols in the northwest corner of the city after a string of car break-ins. Since Sept. 30, there have been at least 15 thefts from vehicles. The area impacted includes the Orchard Lane Neighborhood.
Police say the thieves are finding unlocked vehicles, entering them and taking whatever they think is of value. Most of the incidents happened after 10:30 p.m. until about 7:30 a.m. Officials encourage folks to lock their vehicles and park in a well-lit area. Police offer this advice to residents:
“If you have anything of value, either bring it in the house with you, or leave it in the trunk so it’s not in plain view,” said Brooklyn Center police Commander Richard Gabler. “If you have garage door openers, at least do what you can to try and hide them.”
Other tips include:
- Place valuables in the trunk before you get to the location where you intend to park.
- Don’t transfer valuables at the parking place in open view of other people.
There are no suspects in the thefts. If Brooklyn Center residents see anything suspicious in their neighborhood, they’re urged to contact police.