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Breaking News
6:52 pm - May 28, 2016

Police warn residents after rash of car break-ins

WILLIMANTIC — Willimantic police are warning residents about valuables in cars after several vehicles were broken into and items were taken from the vehicles.

The larcenies have occurred during the overnight hours and in each incident, a rock or brick was used to break the cars’ windows. In each incident, the items taken were in plain view of the suspect or suspects.

Police are reminding residents that all valuables, such as wallets, purses and electronics, that need to be left in a vehicle should always be secured in a trunk or out of sight from would-be thieves.

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