Residents Urged to Lock Cars in Wake of Thefts

Derry Police Chief Ed Garone and his staff are reminding residents and those who work in town to lock their cars, especially at night.

Police are investigating several thefts from vehicles occurring from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24. During the early morning hours of Feb. 22, thefts occurred in the areas of Highland Avenue, South Avenue and Mills Farm Circle. Seven unlocked vehicles were rummaged, and change and other small items were stolen from some of the vehicles. Home security video from a residence in that area showed two persons entering one of the cars at about 2:15 a.m., according to a press release.

In addition, during the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 17 cars were entered in the areas of Sunset Avenue, Berry Road and Fox Den Road. Change and other small items were stolen from some of these vehicles. Also, at least three cars were entered and small items taken on Perley Road and Misty Morning Drive.

Though the crimes occurred during school vacation there are no specific leads that point to a juvenile.

Target items appear to be loose change and any small items that could be easily concealed by the perpetrators.

Police warn residents to keep their cars locked, even when parked in their driveways, and to call the police at 432-6111 if they see anything suspicious.