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Theft Spike is Reminder to Lock Up

Theft Spike is Reminder to Lock Up Click to Enlarge Photo: Coston, Photos.com

Jul 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

SARTELL, MN (KNSI) - Police departments in Sartell and Sauk Rapids say they've seen a dramatic spike in thefts from unlocked vehicles this summer.

There have been more than 90 such reports since early June, including nine new reports in Sartell Thursday.

Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes says the thieves are skipping vehicles that are locked, and are looking for things like cash and electronics. Hughes says the suspects could be several groups of kids.

From a prevention stand-point, Hughes says lock your vehicles up, and write down the serial numbers of electronic items you own so they can be returned to you if they're stolen and later recovered.

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