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Rash of break-ins reported

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Several thefts from automobiles and homes have been reported recently throughout Greencastle.

The thefts are under investigation by the Greencastle Police Department.

"These thefts consist of items taken from unlocked vehicles and houses," said GPD Chief Tom Sutherlin. "They have occurred all over the city."

Sutherlin said the suspect or suspects responsible for the thefts seem to be mainly targeting unlocked vehicles. Two unlocked residences have also been hit. Various items have been stolen.

"The Greencastle Police Department wants to remind people that they need to keep their vehicles and residences locked," Sutherlin said. "We have reached the Christmas season and with the recession going on, times are really tough for everyone. Unfortunately, people will look for alternative ways to get Christmas gifts or money."

Sutherlin reiterated that people should keep their cars and houses locked at all times when they are unoccupied.

Anyone who sees any suspicious vehicles or activity or who has any information on the reported break-ins should call 653-3155 or 653-3156.

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In this day and age I can't believe people leave their homes unlocked. It is not like the old days when people respected other people and their property. Just asking for trouble when you make it easier for the criminals.

-- Posted by magoo55 on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 8:37 AM

A Lock only keep honest people out.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 8:53 AM

I suppose it would be cheaper to replace stolen objects than stolen objects and a broken window... LOLOL

-- Posted by barb4him2 on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 11:01 AM

Alot of thieves are opprotunistic. So if you don't give then the opportunity they might not steal from you.

-- Posted by hardtobelieve on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 11:21 AM

It's because the system is too easy on theives. A little time behind bars, and you can be back out doing it again in no time.

-- Posted by JustinH on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 8:51 PM

behind bars,

guess it's who they are if they get real jail time.

2 months then dui come on

-- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 11:24 PM

hardtobelieve - opportunity is not a definition for taking items that don't belong to them. Its actually called theivery. I agree with Grey Wolf.

-- Posted by badgirl46120 on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:10 PM

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