Warwick police warn community about recent car break ins

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Those who live in Warwick may want to double check if their cars are locked before going to bed.

The Warwick Police Department is warning the community about four individuals stealing items from the inside of any unlocked cars they can find.

Police said they expect the suspects are teenagers or young adults. According to police, the suspects travel in pairs with one of them always carrying a backpack. The crimes usually occur overnight.

Police said they stash their bikes in a neighborhood and canvas the area, rummaging through unlocked cars and taking valuables left inside by the car’s owner.

The four suspects have hit the Hoxie, Governor Francis, Pilgrim Parkway, Lakewood and Norwood neighborhoods. Police said they’re “hottest” nights are Sunday nights.

In a Facebook post, police provided surveillance images of the suspects sneaking through the neighborhoods.

Police said those living in Warwick should be vigilant and to always keep cars locked, with no enticing valuables inside.

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