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Cops: Car Break-Ins Continue

Eight car break-ins, three cars stolen in and around Syosset.

Nearly a dozen car-related crimes were reported within one week, according to police.

Second Precinct detectives reported eight break-ins in and around Syosset. Macbooks, cash, and GPS units were taken in the incidents. Three cars were also stolen in Jericho, Hicksville, and North Massapequa.

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"It takes less than a minute for a thief to break your car window and snatch the iPod, laptop or purse on the front seat," according to Nationwide. Among their top tips to avoid car break-ins are:

  • Keep cars parked in well lit and populated areas or with a parking attendant on duty.
  • Keep all valuables out of site and invest in a retractable cover for the trunk area to hide items. GPS systems, electronics, and pocketbooks are some of the top items 
  • Stow telltale phone and computer chargers that indicate valuables may be in the car.
  • If you're suspicious, trust your instincts and park somewhere else.

The Second Precinct reported the following crimes:

  • Jan. 14: Grand larceny; Synergy Fitness, Syosset; laptop, pocketbook, Coach sunglasses stolen from car.
  • Jan. 15: Petit larceny; Race Palace, Plainview; briefcase, personal papers stolen from car.
  • Jan. 15: Grand larceny; Eileen Way, Syosset; pocketbook stolen from car.
  • Jan. 15: Grand larceny; Synergy Fitness, Syosset; pocketbook, cash, wallet, cell phone stolen from car.
  • Jan. 16: Grand larceny; Target, Hicksville; Macbook Pro, wallet, cash stolen from car.
  • Jan. 19: Grand larceny; Levittown Ford, Hicksville; car stolen.
  • Jan. 19: Grand larceny; North Michigan Avenue, North Massapequa; car stolen.
  • Jan. 20: Petit larceny; Powell Place, Farmingdale; window broken on car, Blackberry stolen.
  • Jan. 20: Criminal mischief; United Artists Theater, Westbury; window broken on car, clothing taken.
  • Jan. 20: Criminal mischief; United Artists Theater, Westbury; window broken on car, GPS stolen.
  • Jan. 21: Grand larceny; Jericho Turnpike, Jericho; car stolen.
Eric January 28, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Sent a surveille photo to the patch showing the crimes in progress, no response.
Ryan January 28, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Why don't you send to the police instead?
Randi Portnoy January 29, 2013 at 12:04 AM
The worse the economy becomes the higher the crime rates. It has gotten to the point where you cannot have anything of value on your person, left in your car or your home. It is definitely a criminals world and they are innocent till proven guilty even when caught on tape. It definitely is a criminal justice system, because it is for the criminals
Linda T January 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM
No on should be leaving anything of value in their cars. You are inviting a burglary and besides, the items are not covered by insurance.

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