Over weekend, looters hit string of unlocked vehicles

WHITESTOWN — Between 30 and 40 unlocked motor vehicles were looted over two nights in a row this weekend, and law enforcers are tracking the thieves.

Police Chief Donald Wolanin said that the thief or thieves struck both overnight Saturday to Sunday, and then again overnight from Sunday to Monday morning. The thieves are stealing cash, loose change, GPS devices, other electronics and anything they can grab, the chief said.

Wolanin said the same suspects are believed to have looted the vehicles both nights, and police are following several leads.

The thieves picked a different area of the village each night, he said. The first night involved the area of Woodside Terrace, Perimeter Road and Willow Drive, while the second night involved Sequoia and Briarcliff avenues.

All of the vehicles looted were unlocked, the chief said. He warns all residents to lock your motor vehicles at all times and do not store valuables in your vehicles.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the Whitestown Police at 736-1100. All calls will be kept confidential.