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Rocky River Police issues reminder to residents after string of car break-ins

According to police, only loose change and small amounts of money were taken during the incidents.
Rocky River Police

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Rocky River Police Department is again warning residents to lock their car doors and remove their valuables after a string of break-ins last week. 

Since the pandemic began back in March, the department has recorded an increased number of break-ins in the area. 

In most of the cases, there was no damage done to the entered vehicles and no signs of forced entry were found; meaning doors were left unlocked or keys were left inside. According to police, only loose change and small amounts of money were taken during the incidents. 

"Rocky River Police encourages residents to lock cars, remove valuable property, and never leave keys in the car. We also encourage notification to police when illegal or suspicious behavior is observed," the Department said in a press release Saturday. 

The investigation of these incidents remains ongoing. 

If any residents are interested in forming neighborhood watch groups, they should contact crime prevention specialist Chris Camp at ccamp@rrcity.com or 440-331-1234.