Police Investigating Spree Of Car Break-Ins

By Jano Tantongco

jtantongco@longislandergroup.com

Suffolk police are investigating three car break-ins that occurred on New Year’s Eve and another incident that took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The incidents, in which valuables, electronics and money were stolen from cars, occurred within a 5-mile radius of each other. A police spokeswoman said no connections have been made between the cases.

Connected or not, the break-ins started at 3 a.m on Dec. 31, when someone reportedly entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway off Sevenoake Road and stole a GPS device, jewelry and sunglasses.

At 11:50 a.m. the same day, someone broke into a 1988 Toyota Camry in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness at 25 Ruland Road, stealing a wallet, credit cards and cash, police said. These items were valued at over $1,000.

At 3 p.m., cologne and a gift card were stolen from an unlocked 2015 Maserati parked in the driveway on Elkland Road.

Then, at 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day on Weinmann Boulevard, more than $1,000 worth of credit cards were stolen from a 2006 Nissan Altima parked in the driveway.

Suffolk Police urge people to keep car doors locked and to avoid leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight.