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October 9, 2012

Unlocked vehicles targeted

WINDBER — A thief entered four unlocked vehicles in Windber, making off with more than $1,000 in electronic items, Paint Township police said.

Police are asking residents to use precautions.

“There are people out there looking for a buck,” police Chief Rick Skiles said. “We want to remind people to lock their doors.”

Police are looking for the thief and have a surveillance video taken from one of the homes on Saturday, he said.

With the holidays coming, Skiles said he wants residents to remain vigilant.

Skiles advised car owners to keep items out of sight and lock valuables in the trunk, and said thieves are trolling for unlocked cars and homes.

“Don’t make it easy for them,” he said.

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