Series of car break-ins plagues Philly suburb


After more than a dozen cars were broken into in a Philadelphia suburb since the beginning of the month, neighbors are on edge.

Cheltenham Township police haveissued a warning on its Facebook page to all residents, urging them to lock their cars and inform their neighbors to do the same.

From overnight on Labor Day Monday into Tuesday, there were 11 reported break-ins on people’s cars in the eastern part of the Township, in Elkins Park and Rowland Park neighborhoods,NBC10reported.

Cheltenham Police Lt. Dan Farley toldNBC10that between Sept. 2 and this week, there have been one to two break-in reports each night, not countingthe spike on Labor Day.The vehicles that were broken into were left unlocked, and often had something valuable inside and in clear view.

While police have increased patrols in areas most targeted by break-ins, there are no suspects at this time.

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