Auburn Police investigating rash of thefts from vehicles

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) Police in Auburn are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles over the weekend around the DeKalb County city.

According to a release from the Auburn Police Department, the force is investigating 14 reports of thefts from vehicles. Each happened late Saturday or early Sunday on the city’s northeast and southeast sides, the department said.

While many of the vehicles had nothing stolen, others had cash, computer, GPS, a two-way radio, clothing and hair products taken, the release said. Each of the vehicles were unlocked.

Police asked that anyone with any information on the crimes call the Auburn Police Department at (260) 920-3200.

Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy also said residents should take precautions to avoid break-ins. McCoy said residents should take valuables out of their cars, park close to their home or in a well-lit area, set your alarm system and lock their vehicles.

“Only unlocked vehicles were targets in the recent incidents and it is believed that a locked vehicle would deter many of these crimes,” McCoy said in the release.

Police are asking for help in solving these crimes and ask anyone having information to call the Auburn Police Department at 260-920-3200.