WILLOUGHBY, Ohio - Police are urging everyone, particularly residents to lock their vehicles after a string of thefts from unlocked automobiles over the weekend.
Officers posted to the department's Facebook page that over the course of Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, they received five reports of items being stolen from unlocked vehicles throughout the city.
The reports came from residents living on Barber Avenue , Glenwood Avenue , Prospect Street , and at Pine Ridge Apartments on Par Lane . The vehicle parked at the Pine Ridge Apartments was also robbed of its catalytic converter.
GPS units, laptops, cell phones, and other small electronics were reported stolen from the vehicles.
Officers also took a theft from vehicle report for an SUV parked at the Willoughby Common Shopping Plaza on Euclid Avenue. A bag containing tennis racquets, shoes, outfits, and supplies was taken from inside the unlocked vehicle.
Police are now reminding all residents to remove all valuables from their vehicles when leaving them unattended and to always lock all doors.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the Willoughby Police Department at 440-953-4212.
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