Thief smashes car windows to steal valuables in Chelsea parking lots
Chelsea police are warning residents not to leave valuables in the passenger compartment of vehicles after a series of smash-and-grab incidents in parking lots.
Police said a thief or thieves have smashed windows in three vehicles parked in lots in the past two days. In two incidents small items lying in plain view in the vehicles were stolen. In one case, a window was smashed but nothing was stolen.
The incidents occurred in the 1100 block of South Main Street, the 700 block of Taylor Street and the 100 block of North Main Street, police said.
Police said the thefts have occurred during daylight hours. They asked anyone who sees someone loitering around vehicles to call 911 and describe the suspect and his or her behavior to a dispatcher.
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