Columbus continues seeing rash of thefts from vehicles

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Thefts from vehicles throughout Columbus have police reminding you to remove valuables from your vehicles and to keep them locked. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that between August 1st and September 11th of this year, the department received 64 reports of thefts from vehicles. In 59 of those cases, the vehicle was left unlocked.

“We are asking for the public’s assistance in helping CPD reduce property crime,” says Harris. “By removing and securing valuable items, locking your vehicle’s doors, and reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement, you can help us reduce the number of thefts in Columbus,” Harris added.