Putnam and Westchester Counties have been experiencing a spike in auto thefts, along with counties in the rest of the state, according to Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr.
Many thefts occur because owners leave their vehicles unlocked with key fobs in the vehicle parked at home, work and car dealerships, he said. He advised residents to always lock your vehicle and remove or hide valuables, and warned against leaving house keys in a vehicle or attached to key fobs.
He said that most thefts and break-ins have occurred between 3 and 5 a.m.
The Current is a member of The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets that has adopted standards to allow readers to more easily assess the credibility of their journalism. Our best practices, including our verification and correction policies, can be accessed here. Have a comment? A news tip? Spot an error? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Type of Story is This?
News Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.