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Thieves Plunder More Than A Dozen Parked Cars In Moraga Tuesday Night

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The Moraga Police Department responded to over a dozen thefts from parked cars Tuesday night, officers report. In every case, the car was left unlocked in the driveway or while parked on the street. The department has at least one video recording of a subject checking car doors on parked cars.

If you have a video recording system, please check your footage from last night. We are looking for recordings of anyone who might have been loitering around cars or checking cars last night. If you have a recording, please contact the Moraga Police at 925-888-7055.

Burglaries and thefts from automobiles are usually crimes of opportunity and can be easily prevented. It takes less than 30 seconds for a person to observe potentially valuable property, break the window and remove the property. Opening an unlocked car door and quickly searching for valuables can take even less time. If you lock and remove valuables from your car, you are not providing the opportunity and the crime is often not committed.

Crimes are prevented when the police and the community work together. The Moraga Police want to partner with you. Please call Dispatch at 925-284-5010 to report suspicious persons and activity to the police. It is obviously suspicious for a person to be walking around at night and checking vehicles. Officers will respond and investigate these reports, possibly preventing crimes from occurring.

Call the Moraga Police at 925-888-7055 if you have any questions or think you may have information about the thefts from vehicles that occurred last night.

7 COMMENTS

  1. “In every case, the car was left unlocked in the driveway or while parked on the street.” Well, there ya go.

  2. Only problem with locking the doors is that lots of these burglars just break the window. My car was broken into a month ago, nothing of value in it and nothing that looked valuable (or not) on seats, but I got to pay $300 to replace the window.

    It’s not the fault of people who leave their doors unlocked – they may have been targeted in this case, but you’re naive if you think locking a door will stop much…

  3. For some reason it seems to be the crime of choice right now. Low probability of getting caught and even if you do get pinched you’re out in a blink

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