Car break-ins on the rise in NKY, residents say

Bellevue residents: Car break-ins on the rise

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bellevue residents are saying car break-ins are on the rise in their area.

Some feel the holiday season is giving the criminals a cause to shop their neighborhoods for unlocked cars.

“It’s been ramping up a little bit, I don’t know if it’s Christmas time. People want to keep gifts in their trunk... keep them away from their kids, it’s not a good idea,” Justin Schmits said.

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Bellevue police used their Facebook page to warn residents these types of crimes happen during the holiday season and that locking their doors is a good way to discourage the thieves.

“The Grinch loves to find cars with unsecured doors. We don’t want anyone having their Who-pods, Who-purses, or Who-change stolen. Avoid leaving packages, shopping bags, or valuables in your vehicle. The Grinch loves a good package,” the post reads.

Tis the season for giving, but for some tis the season for taking. The Bellevue Police Department would like to share...

Posted by Bellevue PD on Thursday, November 29, 2018

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