Thefts From Parked Vehicles Reported in Putnam County

Losses include pajamas to be donated to charity

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that investigators from his agency, and the N.Y. State Police are investigating a series of larcenies from parked motor vehicles in Putnam Valley and elsewhere.

The Putnam Valley incident resulted in the recovery of GPS systems, credit cards, cellular telephones, laptop computers and other items.

Investigator Thomas Corless of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation noted that those responsible are apparently targeting unlocked parked motor vehicles. A variety of items have been reported stolen. In one case thieves stole several pairs of pajamas, which were purchased at local department stores. These pajamas were collected to be donated to “1 Million Good Nights Pajama Program,” a nationwide charity that provides pajamas to needy children.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying recovered property. Anyone who has been victimized is asked to call the state police or the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Corless may be reached by calling 845-225-8060. All calls will be kept confidential.

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