The Clarkstown Police Department (CPD) is investigating a series of car larcenies in the parking lot of the Nanuet Little League, department leaders announced on Wednesday.
According to CPD on Sunday, April 24, between 3 – 5:30 p.m., at least five cars had their windows smashed and four of those cars had property taken from them. In each case where property was taken, the victim had left a purse in the vehicle in plain view.
The Clarkstown Police Detective Bureau is following up on this matter. It is believed similar incidents have occurred elsewhere in Rockland as well as in other neighboring jurisdictions. Chief of Police Michael Sullivan said, “We urge all our residents to make sure they lock their vehicles, and secure any personal items well out of sight if they must be left inside the vehicle.”
Clarkstown cops warn that items such as purses or computers that enable a criminal to gain access to personal information are particularly troublesome if stolen. Should you become the victim of such a crime, CPD advises you should immediately report this to your local police department, and then change any passwords on accounts that have to do with financial assets, as well as notifying those institutions of the theft, so they can assist you in protecting your assets.