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Lock Up Your Homes, Cars Following Rash Of Larcenies, Croton PD Says

The Croton Police Department has issued an alert following a rash of auto larcenies.
The Croton Police Department has issued an alert following a rash of auto larcenies. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

The Croton Police Department is cautioning homeowners to lock up their cars and homes each night following a string of larcenies in the area.

Police said that they have recently received a number of reports regarding residents’ cars being searched overnight, with some items stolen. All of the vehicles were reportedly left unlocked by the homeowners.

The cases are currently under investigation. The alert comes on the heels of several Hudson Valley law enforcement agencies enacting a “9 p.m. Routine,” where they issue warnings each night on social media, reminding residents to lock up their valuables to prevent such incidents.

“We recommend locking your home at all times, as well as your vehicles, even if your vehicle is parked in the driveway,” officials noted, saying that if anyone spots something suspicious, they should contact police immediately by calling (914) 271-5177.

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