Police warn about overnight break-ins around Monroe County

May 16, 2018 11:12 PM

As the weather heats up so are crimes of opportunity – which include overnight break-ins of homes and cars. 

Just this past Sunday evening into Monday, four overnight car break-ins happened in Irondequoit.

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“It was just rummaging through looking for any valuables that could be in there,” said Irondequoit Police Officer Kylee Nichols. 

The thieves got away with a Jeep that had the keys left inside.

“It’s easy if someone is looking to make a quick dollar,” explained Officer Nichols. 

That same evening, in the Town of Penfield, resident Shaina Gravino caught two people looking for an open window or door to her home.

“It makes me nervous,” said Shaina Gravino. “I’m definitely on the lookout and more diligent about locking."

The only thing they got away with were a set of keys in her unlocked vehicle. 

These crimes happen everywhere and police remind families to keep valuables hidden, everything locked, have sensor lights or cameras if possible.

They also add that you should always file a report with police even if no valuables were taken. Reports help investigators track trends and patrol effectively.  


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