The list of crimes involving theives hitting vehicles in Tredyffrin Township is getting longer.
Three more crimes involving have been reported in recent days:
August 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Police say a victim in the 700 block of Lancaster Avenue in Strafford reported that an unknown person entered their vehicle and stole an HP laptop. The estimated value of the laptop is $2,000.
August 21 at 3:09 p.m.
A caller in the 1000 block of Thomas Road in Wayne reported that their car had been entered and the following items were taken: US Currency, loose change and a wallet. According to Tredyffrin Township police the wallet contained ID and credit cards, which had been fraudulently used at several locations.
Auto vandalism, not theft reported August 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Tredyffrin police were sent to the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue in Devon for a report of damaged vehicles. Tredyffrin Police say that upon arrival, officers observed several cars with key marks in the paint. Extra patrols were requested and the case is under investigation.
These incidents follow a report from Tredyffrin Police Superintendent at teh August 20 Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors meeting warning the public of an uptick in home burglaries. Anthony Giaimo advised the public to remember to lock doors and windows, especially at night. The same advice applies to cars parked in driveways and on streets outside private homes as well as in public parking lots.
Police remind the public to remove valuables from cars whenever possible. A statewide ad campaign is also underway that reminds drivers to "hide your stuff, lock your car and take your keys."