Southampton police warn residents of car thefts, break-ins

Staff Writer
Published: 7/11/2020 2:58:51 PM

SOUTHAMPTON — Police are warning town residents of a recent series of car thefts and break-ins n the area of Pomeroy Meadow and Glendale roads.

The Southampton Police Department posted on its Facebook page Friday that it has received numerous reports of the illegal activities on Pomeroy Meadow and Glendale roads, as well as all side streets off of Pomeroy Meadow Road.

The majority of cars entered have been unlocked, but forced entry has been used when valuables were inside. The cars that have been stolen had keys inside, according to police.

“Please lock all vehicles, hide all valuables, and remove keys from vehicle to deter these criminals,” the post reads.

Police are also asking residents in the affected areas who have cameras to check for any suspicious activity on July 10 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. to help law enforcement identify the people involved.

The timeline of the break-ins is unclear, as is how many cars have been impacted in Southampton; authorities were not available to comment Saturday.

Easthampton police have also reported a rash of car thefts and break-ins that are believed to have occurred early on the morning of July 5. City police told the Gazette that four vehicles were stolen and several others had been broken into.

Police in that city believe the break-ins are unrelated to the thefts, that the thefts are thought to be coordinated by a group of people and that they have identified two suspects. The thefts took place in the northern part of the city, police said, and the morning break-ins occurred in the Plains section of Easthampton.

Michael Connors can be reached at mconnors@gazettenet.com.


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