An unsecured vehicle gave a thief or thieves the means to steal items out of a second vehicle.
A Hamilton Mill resident contacted police on March 12 to report two vehicles at her Green Farm Circle home had been unlawfully entered. The resident said she had parked her husband's Chevrolet Suburban in the driveway on the evening of March 11. When she went outside the following morning, she noticed two of the doors were open.
Upon further investigation, the woman realized items had been taken out the vehicle. Entry, she later explained to the officer, was possible due to the fact the driver's side door does not secure properly due to a malfunctioning door lock.
The thief or thieves had dumped the contents of the woman's purse onto the back seat of the vehicle. One credit card, several gift cards and $25 in cash were reported missing, The woman had also left the keys to her Honda CRV inside the Suburban. The CRV was subsequently entered. The only item reported missing was a jacket valued at $200.
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