Cops: Lock your cars – Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Grosse Pointe Woods — It was a busy night for what police believe were a pair of suspects as they ransacked several unlocked cars in both the Woods and Harper Woods.

Overnight Friday, Aug. 18, at least six unlocked cars were entered. Among items taken were a wallet, video camera and loose change.

Four cars in the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Lochmoor were entered, along with two cars on Hollywood.

In each case, glove boxes and consoles were opened and owners found items strewn about their cars.

But it appears the thieves’ luck may have run out when they were checking out cars in Harper Woods.

“It is our understanding Harper Woods took two suspects into custody over the weekend,” said Woods Public Safety Director John Kosanke. “Our detectives are working with Harper Woods to see if these are our suspects.”

Kosanke reminded residents to always lock their cars and never leave valuables in their cars, noting that entering an unlocked car is a crime of opportunity. Thieves just keep trying doors until they find unlocked ones, not wanting to make any noise by breaking a window.

“We can’t remind residents enough,” Kosanke said. “Lock your cars.”

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