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Merrimack Valley

April 23, 2013

Police probe vehicle breaks

NORTH ANDOVER — Police Lt. Charles Gray has a message for North Andover residents: Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and make sure your car doors are locked.

Police are investigating several incidents of items stolen from cars during the weekend. Thieves were able to enter the vehicles because they were unlocked, Gray said.

A Garmin GPS device was stolen from a car at 4 Wood Lane, police said. That theft was reported at 3:44 p.m. Friday. Other car breaks were reported at 10:42 a.m. at 374 Chestnut St. and at 12:59 p.m. at 323 Chestnut St., both on Saturday. In both instances, personal belongings were disturbed, but no items were reported missing.

Purses were stolen from cars at 185 Sutton Hill Road and 22 Monteiro Road, police said. Those thefts were reported at 4:38 and 6:23 p.m. Saturday. A credit card stolen from the Sutton Hill Road address was used at a gas station in Lawrence, Gray said. Police are investigating that incident in hopes of finding a suspect, he said.

Another car break was reported at 465 Chestnut St. at 10:57 a.m. Sunday, police said.

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