TOWN OF GREENBURGH – Town officials in Greenburgh want to tackle
the problem of car larcenies that has been plaguing the region and they
are sending out the “lock your doors” message loud and clear
with lawn signs.
“We are placing the lawn signs around town because we want to constantly
remind people of the importance of taking this action,” said Town
Supervisor Paul Feiner. “In addition, the police department is creating
a Twitter feed and will remind people every night at 9 p.m. to lock their
cars, if they subscribed to the feed.”
The police are also assigning unmarked cars to neighborhoods throughout
the town in a proactive move.
Police recently arrested two Mount Vernon teenagers for car larcenies
and Feiner said during interviews with them, it was learned that some
70 teenagers from Mount Vernon leave the city every night and go to other
Westchester communities to steal from unlocked vehicles.
The problem of thefts from unlocked vehicles is not limited to Greenburgh.
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Kingston and other communities face the same problem
and residents across the Hudson Valley and Catskills are reminded to lock
their car doors and not leave any valuables in plain sight.
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