Several Bethlehem residents became crime victims after leaving their cars unlocked overnight on Aug. 31. At least seven cars were entered.
Four of the reported incidents took place on Ron Drive. One victim reported the theft of a $60 Leatherman tool. Another victim said his Tom-Tom GPS unit was stolen.
A third victim left her wallet, paperwork and a Sony iPod in her unlocked vehicle. The wallet and paperwork were later found in neighbor’s yard, but the wallet was empty. The woman was unable to provide a serial number for the iPod.
The fourth victim on Ron Drive left her camera, debit card, Sony PSP and iPod touch in her unlocked vehicle. Found inside the victim’s vehicle was paperwork belonging to another woman whose vehicle had been entered that night as well. That victim, who lives on Angie Way, had left her purse in her unlocked vehicle. The purse contained her identification, several credit cards and a debit card.
That same night, another entering auto occurred on Cole Circle. The victim advised that a Sony DVD player was stolen out of the unlocked car.
Another theft was reported on Brooklyn Trace. The victim said he left his watch and a portable DVD player in his unlocked vehicle. Both items were stolen.
It is 2010! #1 WHY are people leaving their cars unlocked?! and #2 Why on earth would you leave your purse in your car unlocked!!!!! DUH! Common sense people! Put your expensive belongings out of sight! A police officer once said, "Theives look for that little 'ring' on the windshield, it lets them know you have a GPS or something else worth taking!" Take it out or put it away.