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Police are reminding residents to lock their cars after thieves targeted nine different vehicles in Newton over the weekend.
â€¨The break-ins all occurred overnight Jan. 20 in the northern part of the city, and Newton Police believe the incidents are related.
â€¨No arrests have been made.
Three break-ins occurred at 415 W. 20th St. in Newton.
Break-ins also occurred at:
* 529 W. 15th St.
* 812 Westbrook Driveâ€¨
* 822 Westbrook Driveâ€¨
* 304 W. 18th Drive
* 220 W. 18th Drive
* 2034 N. Drum Ave.
* 415 W. 20th St.
â€¨The break-ins all occurred less than a mile from one another, and police say stolen items from one incident were found at another.
Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough said citizens with information about the break-ins should contact the police department at 828-465-7430.
He said the incident is a reminder for citizens to lock their vehicles.
â€¨â€śThe big thing is make sure your cars are locked and have proper lighting outside,â€ť Yarborough said. â€śIt would also be smart to not leave anything in your vehicles that is easily noticed. If youâ€™ve got outside lights, leave them on. Leave your car alarms on and armed.â€ťâ€¨
If citizens know anything about the larcenies or see anything suspicious, they should call the police department, he said.
â€śCall the police department and let them know if thereâ€™s a prowler,â€ť he said. â€śIt doesnâ€™t have to be around their house either. If they see something, they need to call. The citizens are our eyes and ears."