Milton police warn of spike in car break-ins, thefts

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MILTON — A string of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts have prompted the Milton Police Department to issue a public service announcement urging residents to be vigilant, especially during the early morning hours.

According to authorities, there has been a notable increase in incidents where vehicles were broken into, with three cars reported stolen in recent weeks.

The suspects appear to be part of a semi-organized group, wearing dark clothing, face masks, gloves, and carrying backpacks or bags.

Most of the criminal activities have been recorded between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., but the police emphasize that such crimes can occur at any time.

The Milton Police are asking residents to report any suspicious behavior by calling 911 or the non-emergency number at 617-698-3800 immediately.

To help prevent vehicle theft and break-ins, the police department has offered several tips:

1. Always take the vehicle’s key; never leave it in or near the vehicle.
2. Ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked when the vehicle is unattended or parked.
3. Park in well-lit areas whenever possible.
4. Do not leave valuables inside the vehicle, particularly where they are visible from the outside.
5. Consider using GPS or other location-tracking devices for the vehicle.
6. Think about installing a home surveillance security system.

Residents are encouraged to follow these guidelines to protect their vehicles and help deter criminal activity within the community.

The Milton Police Department remains committed to investigating these crimes and bringing those responsible to justice.

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